Watch your step…snake season is in full swing! Let our experts help with your questions!May 7, 20191 min read
In Georgia there are sure signs of spring - flowers are in bloom…and snakes are back in the grass.
Now before you shriek or shirk away at the sound or sign of a snake, it is important to know that snakes play and important and vital role in the local ecosystem. They’re essentially nature’s pest control - keeping rats, mice, moles and other rodents at bay. In fact, seeing a snake is usually a sign of good environmental health for your garden, property or local environment.
And now for the less than good news. Some snakes in Georgia are dangerous. In fact, there are six different venomous snakes slithering around the state. And it’s not just in the forests and countryside, copperheads are all part of the metropolitan urban landscape too.
- So, what precautions do people need to take?
- What are the simple do’s and don’ts if you encounter a snake?
- Are there easy ways to identify dangerous and non-dangerous snakes?
- And – this season seems to be producing a much more pronounced snake population– why is that?
There are a lot of questions to be asked – and that’s where our experts can help. Lance McBrayer from Georgia Southern University is an expert in organismal ecology and snakes. He’s happy to talk with media - simply click on his icon to arrange an interview.
Lance McBrayer Associate Dean
Lance McBrayer is an expert in organismal ecology