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Tee Gentry

6 Snakes To Watch Out For In Georgia

It's that time of the year. You see posts on Facebook with pictures of snakes with the question. "Is this a good one or a bad one?" Total transparency here- I don't like snakes. The good ones or the bad ones. And there are 6 snakes to watch out for in Georgia. Most snakes are nonpoisonous, but others you have to look out for. It helps if you know what to look for, and that's what we are going to help you with here. 6  Snakes To Watch Out For In Georgia According to the  Georgia Department of Natural Resources they are Copperhead, Cottonmouth, Eastern Coral Snake, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, Timber Rattlesnake, and Pigmy Rattlesnake. If you have Ophidiophobia, which is a fear of snakes, the list above can be frightening. However, snakes are essential. What?! I know, but they are. They eat rats, mice, and other wild and backyard pests. Doing these things can improve your chances of not seeing a snake in your yard. Keep your yard clean and your grass cut. Also, eliminate standing water in your yard. Don't leave pet food outside, either. These things invite small animals into your yard, which is a food source for snakes. I've also heard of eliminating bird feeders, but I have had one for years and have never seen a snake around it. Chances are you'll see a snake this summer, whether it's on a hiking trail or in your backyard. Stay calm. I won't, but you need to. Ha! Take a deep breath and see the venomous snakes of Georgia below. [gallery ids="340445,340442,340439,340430,340427,"] [select-listicle listicle_id="334188" syndication_name="snake-deterrent-which-will-work-best" description="yes"]