Virginia Wildlife Management warns that snakes are out in full force

posted by Caroline J. Cook - 

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 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 Managementt said three of the snakes were venomous copperheads.

They said you can see the green tip at the end of the tail that only juvenile copperheads have.

"Please be extremely careful if you are out walking, hiking, or working around the yard, as snakes are out in full force now," they wrote in a Facebook post online.

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).

More on the story HERE from ABC-13 WSET.

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