FWC: Rising Temperatures Mean Snakes are Out and About, But There’s No Need to Fret

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Snakes are typically wary of humans - they’re usually really great at social distancing!

Rising temperatures mean that snakes are out and about! You might spot one sunning on your driveway or searching for food in your back yard, but there’s no need to fret. (FWC image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Rising temperatures mean that snakes are out and about and you might spot one sunning on your driveway or searching for food in your back yard, but there’s no need to fret.

Snakes are typically wary of humans – they’re usually really great at social distancing. As with any wildlife, give them space and watch from a distance to avoid conflicts.

The above-pictured corn snake is a harmless, nonvenomous native snake and a North American species of rat snake that subdues its small prey by constriction. It is found throughout the southeastern and central United States.

Their docile nature, reluctance to bite, moderate adult size, attractive pattern and comparatively simple care make them commonly kept pet snakes.

For questions related to Coronavirus in our state, visit FloridaHealthCovid19.gov or contact the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling 866-779-6121 or emailing COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

– Wikipedia contributed to this report

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