Montana’s ‘Spooky’ Animals You Need To Watch Out For
It's that "spooky" time of year in Montana. Halloween season is approaching. You should watch out for things that go "bump" in the night. Sometimes that can mean the wildlife found here. Montana has plenty of animals that are scary. Some are dangerous, some not as much as others.
Black Widow Spiders
Montana is home to the Western Black Widow spider. It has been spotted in locations all across the state of Montana. A bite from one of them could be fatal, here is some information from the Mayo Clinic on spider bites.
Montana has Mountain Lions. The picture above was taken from a video of a Mountain Lion outside of Missoula, Montana this past Summer. They may not be a "black cat", but they can be much more scary.
Thrilling Video Mountain Lion Recently Spotted In Missoula Hills
Montana has scorpions, the Northern Scorpion makes it's home in Montana. It is mostly found in Eastern Montana and they rarely sting people, but it can happen.
Montana has snakes. We have quite a few different snake species in Montana. We have relatively harmless snakes like the Garter Snake, to the venomous rattlesnake. There was recently a picture of a rattlesnake outside of White Sulphur Springs, Montana that went viral and it is a thing of nightmares.
Montana is home to bats. There is a movement in Montana to try to increase the bat population. They help to keep the mosquito populations under control. They may give some people the "creeps" but they rarely harm humans. There is a chance that some bats can carry rabies.
Be Aware of Montana's "Spooky" Animals this Season
As you are out and about in the wild here in Montana this Autumn, be safe and make sure they're not.
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