The Western Rattlesnake and Great Basin Gopher Snake are considered “species at risk” in the Okanagan because of loss of numbers and habitat. Many are killed unintentionally on roads and some are killed intentionally out of fear. Did you also know that Canada’s rarest snake is the Night Snake which lives in the south Okanagan?

See Spotlight on Snakes of the South Okanagan Similkameen for more information.