Snake Season: How to identify dangerous snakes during hot weather

Snake Season: How to identify dangerous snakes during hot weather


well this time of year could bring some unwanted gifts guests to your home Kendriya Lafleur with the story all new tonight at 6:00 during the summer you’ll see people lying under the Sun and catching some rays you’ll also find something else lying in the Sun snakes they are cold-blooded which means they can’t regulate their body temperature so of course they’re gonna take every opportunity to bask in the Sun Louisiana is home to more than 40 different types of snakes tracy robear of zeusie anna says you might have a hard time figuring out which ones are poisonous but she says there are some signs that might help you one thing that people should look for when they come across a snake is the eyes the eyes that are round are usually safe snakes the ones that are elliptical could be potentially dangerous three venomous snakes I like to call them the three C’s the coral snake which is going to be black red and yellow the cottonmouth snake also known as the water moccasin and the Copperhead which is the Terra Cotta color other popular snakes include the garter snake the king snake and the rat snake but those three are relatively safe they can actually be your friend because they’re going to be ridding your home of pests like bugs and small rodents most snakes are harmless and good for the ecosystem robear says if you come across one keep your distance leave it alone and be cautious just watch it carefully definitely be aware of the behaviors anything unusual one thing a snake will do when it feels threatened it’s going to wiggle its body up and it’s also going to make a quick move in the shape of an S and raise its head so if you see any of those three signs definitely stay away 9 times out of 10 they’re gonna they’re going to get out of your way before you step on them so they’re not out to hurt people at all in Lafayette kyndra Lafleur ket CTV 3

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