These are the most venomous animals in Iowa

There are many known dangerous animals in Iowa. In fact, it is so well known that there are already many lists about it. It is obviously best to keep your distance from these animals. However, some animals are slightly smaller in Iowa, but still very dangerous and even poisonous.

It feels strange talking about venomous animals in Iowa considering there aren’t many of them and they’re rarely talked about, but they’re real and it’s important to keep your eyes peeled.

Luckily, the odds of encountering one of these creatures aren’t very likely. Still, I never realized that they can all be found in Iowa.

7 Venomous Creatures in Iowa

According to Only In Your State, you can find these 7 different venomous creatures in Iowa.

  • Pelecinid wasp – Known for their painful sting… they also fly.
  • Wooden rattlesnake Timber rattlesnakes are found in most parts of the United States. Although they are usually shy, they may feel threatened and will strike if you come across one.
  • Prairie Rattlesnake – Great… 2 species of venomous snakes in Iowa. Prairie rattlesnakes are most common in western Iowa and can get quite large.
  • Massasaugav – The snakes just keep coming. They are widespread in Iowa, and while they are usually shy, their bite packs are quite powerful and can be deadly.
  • copperhead – I’m noticing a trend here. Because of their camouflage, these snakes are considered by many to be the most dangerous.
  • Brown recluse spiders – A bite that never seems to go away and can be extremely painful.
  • Black widow spidersBlack widows are perhaps the most notorious of spiders. The red hourglass on their bellies makes them easy to identify, as do their oddly woven webs. If you get bitten by a black widow, go to the hospital! These bites are painful and occasionally fatal.

Children hike in the mountains or in the forest with sport hiking shoes.


Snakes and spiders seem to be the biggest threats on this list for the great state of Iowa. Stay healthy and keep your eyes open along the way.

Iowa Stingray House

This home is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It contains two tanks, both about 300 gallons each. Both contain different species of stingrays. At the moment this project is just for fun, although the owners hope to breed these rays one day.

It was about a 6 month process to get all the supplies, tanks and stingrays.

The largest house in Iowa will give you Hollywood vibes

Check out the largest house in Iowa. It’s called Peace Harbor and looks like Hollywood.