Interesting science factoid. Almost all snakes possess venom, even "harmless" ones!

Venom Hunt Finds ‘Harmless’ Snakes A Potential Danger

Wow! :eek:
Unfortunately, this will only help people justify the killing of these very beneficial animals each time they find one in their garden or backyard!

This makes sense. I was bitten once as a kid by a rat snake, and had a good bit of swelling around the bite.

Someone said at the time that it was because the snake had “strong spit”. A very mild venom would make much more sense here.