The Weather Is Perfect To Encounter Dangerous Snakes In North Carolina
It’s very hot and humid in North Carolina. The weather conditions are just perfect for the beast that slither on their stomachs. Snakes are out and moving around this time of year. The weather is perfect to encounter dangerous snakes in North Carolina.
WCNC.com says that there are 37 different types of snakes in North Carolina. They do a good job of taking care of the rodent population. So if you have lots of mice or rats around, odds are good that you have a snake or two also.
Most snakes are helpful, but we do have some venomous types in North Carolina. You need to know and recognize these types.
Here are six types of venomous snakes in North Carolina:
- The Copperhead
- Eastern coral snake
- Pygmy rattlesnake
- Diamondback rattlesnake
- Timber rattlesnake
Most of the snakes found in North Carolina are not dangerous. They can be as long as three feet long. Some have been even longer.
Weather plays a big part in the snakes’ movement. They hibernate in the Winter but are very active during the Summer and early Fall. The weather is perfect to encounter dangerous snakes in North Carolina.
A North Carolina Wildlife expert Jeff Hall says snakes are generally not going to bother you — unless you bother them. “Hold your step a second, give the animal time and space,” he explained. “It’s going to go on about its business, doing whatever it’s doing. It doesn’t really want to be caught by you, found by you, touched by you. It wants to go on and do about its business.”
For anyone afraid of snakes, Hall said those fears are even worse for the snake itself. “It’s much more afraid of you than you are of it.”
So when you are out be aware of where you are and always wear shoes. Snakes love to hang out near a water source and in wooded areas. Chances are if they hear you coming, they will move on.