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Snake season arrives in South Georgia

Snake season arrives in South Georgia./ Photo: Alexandria Ikomoni

Pollen isn't the only thing active in the spring. Snakes are too.

This time of year, you'll see more snakes roaming around during the day.

South Georgia has both venomous and non-venomous snakes. The most common types of snakes you'll see are gray rat snakes and black racers.

Taking care of your yard can help avoid snakes from getting in or around your house. Snakes are looking for protection and food.

“Keep your grass cut,” Ben Kirkland, Chehaw Natural Resources Manager, said. “You don't want your grass to get high. Keep your brushes trimmed. You don't want any debris on the ground. These are homes for mice, lizards and other things snakes will be going after. You're removing their source of food and their source of cover."

If you see a snake, Kirkland says to just leave it alone. They're more afraid of you than you are of them, and they will only bite if they feel threatened.

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