Wisconsin, If You Smell Cucumbers In Your Garage Leave Immediately
The Midwest is home to many animals who are looking for a warm place to stay this fall and winter.
Some furry freinds try to sneak into the house. While bats and birds usually go to the attic, other animals like mice might go for the walls. Others sometimes find themselves in or around the garage.
There is another animal to keep an eye out for... Or your nose open for.
It turns out Venomous Snakes can be found in Wisconsin, and sometimes in your garage... they can also smell like cucumbers.
Venomous Snakes In Wisconsin
According to the DNR,
There are two species of rattlesnakes in Wisconsin (timber rattlesnake and eastern massasauga) although both species, especially the eastern massasauga, are very rare. But there are many non-venomous snake species that often mimic rattlesnakes. These mimics vibrate their tails when they feel threatened.
Why Snakes That Smell Like Cucumbers
Some sources claim that highly venomous snakes like rattlesnakes and copperheads smell like this vegetable. Snakes usually do this when feeling threatened. Seeing as though you can find both in Iowa it's a good idea to keep your eyes or nose open for these little guys who may be in your garage, or home.
If you do notice one of these snakes it should be noted that many are poisonous snakes and they are rapid strikers that you can’t dodge. It is best to let a professional handle them.
Other Places To Keep A Look Out For
If you also like going for walks off the normal trail keeping that scent in mind could help you tell if you accidentally got a bit too close to these snakes without knowing it. Make sure you keep your furry friends (dogs) away from the smell too.
You may have also gotten a bit close to where the snakes live. Their dens really smell like cucumbers as well, so again if you're not next to a salad and you smell cucumber, you may be next to a snake. Whether you are out for a walk or in your house this time of the year, watch out for cucumbers! ( I never thought I'd say that.)