Snakes On The Prowl


We've enjoyed some sunshine and dry days lately but with all the recent rain has snakes in our area are very active!

Apartment complex managers are warning residents to look out for them. Hikers are coming across them on their walks. With all this activity what are you supposed to do?

Stephanie Willard, Director of Education from ZooWorld, joined us to tell us more.

In Florida there are about 44 different species of snakes, only six of which are poisonous. Of those six, four live in our area. Poisonous snakes have a more triangular head and elliptical eyes. Non-venomous snakes usually have rounded heads.

Around this time of year, many snake come closer to homes looking for food. The pests that they eat are usually hiding in wood piles and bird feeders. With the severe weather and flooding that we have experienced, snakes have come closer to homes to escape the water.

The best way to keep snakes out of your yard is to make sure there aren't piles where pests can hide. If you feel like there is a problem, you can call pest control to get rid of their food source and forcing them to move on.

Remember to look out for and watch over kids and animals that they don't walk too close to them.


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