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Snake Sightings Common As The Weather Warms


Last updated 4/26/2021 at 5pm

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Snake sightings common as the weather warms

The warm weather means more snakes will start to show up along trails, in the woods, crossing roads and in our yards. Wildlife diversity biologists at the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission request that if you see a snake, do not be alarmed, do not kill it, give it plenty of room, and if you see a pine snake or rattlesnake, report it.

About 70 percent of snakebites occur when people try to kill or handle them. Some may become aggressive if agitated by a human or animal, but most will leave people alone if they aren't bothered and are provided an escape route. Watching for snakes and giving...

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