If you’re a tourist planning to visit the great state of Montana this summer, you’ll find the locals to be friendly and inviting. You’ll also enjoy our beautiful scenery and our many historical sites. And hopefully a snake won’t bite you during your stay.

In fact, there are ten different species of snakes slithering all over the Treasure State, just waiting to attack tourists. But don’t worry, most of them won’t kill you. Sure, a gopher snake, milk snake, western hog-nosed snake or eastern racer might bite you, but they’re not venomous.

And, on the odd chance you are bitten by a prairie rattlesnake, relax. You’ll only be a few hours away from the closest hospital.

Indeed, Montana is a wonderful playground for tourists in the summer. Just watch out for snakes.