Watch Out! Snake Season is Here

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(Courtesy: vaherpsociety.com)

Virginia Wildlife Management and Control said it’s getting a lot of messages about snakes that are making their way outside. They said since Saturday, they have answered to more than 75 snake photos and reports sent to their 24-hour snake identification hotline and more than a half-dozen since 7 a.m. Sunday. Of the photos sent, Virginia Wildlife Management said three of the snakes were venomous copperheads. There are more than 30 types of snakes in Virginia, but only three are venomous: northern copperheads, rattlesnakes and eastern cottonmouths (also known as water moccasins).