Slithering Into the Community

Some reptiles have slithered their way along the river walk and into backyards, alarming residents, but should you be frightened?

According to local wildlife naturalists, the regular rain we’ve had in june may have brought more snakes out from hiding.

But they say there are no species in our area that are venomous.

The poisonous Cottonmouth snake is often thought to be common around here. but experts say you won’t find any within 300 miles, and what people are actually seeing is the northern banded water snake, which bears a similar appearance but carries no venom.

Should you see a snake, it’s best to leave it alone, and if you’re scared, just walk away, as humans don’t have to run to outpace any slithering reptiles living in the area.

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