Learning how to live with rattlesnakes will
aid in their conservation throughout Ontario.


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Public awareness about eastern massasauga rattlesnakes is growing. In Ontario, these unique creatures are gaining wider acceptance.

The Massasauga Provincial Park along Georgian Bay has even named their boats the “Massasauga Patrol.”

Cottage signs along Georgian Bay and even modern art in downtown Toronto have incorporated the eastern massasauga rattlesnake.


“I’m the first to admit that I was not overly fond of snakes at all. It’s really a relationship that you have to work on. But for me, to see those snakes now, it’s a piece of cake.”

– Joyce MacKenzie-Hirasawa,
Cottager along the Bruce Peninsula on living with resident massasaugas.

Modern Art: A snake mural on display
in downtown Toronto.



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