Snakes


Texas is home to over 105 different species and subspecies of snakes. Fortunately only 15 of them are potentially dangerous to humans. The most common venomous snakes in Texas are: Cottonmouths, Copperheads, Rattlesnakes (of which there are 9 various types) and Coral snakes. 

Texas Parks & Wildlife recommends taking the following precautions regarding snakes: 

 

  • Keep grass around your home trimmed and low. Snakes like tall grass.   
  • Remove any brush, wood, rock or debris piles around your home. They make great hiding places for snakes and their prey. 
  • Always wear shoes while outside and never put your hands where you can not see them. 
  • Be careful when stepping over fallen logs and rocks.
  • Take care along creek banks and underbrush. 

    For more information on snakes and safety guidelines, visit: 

    http://tpwd.texas.gov/education/resources/texas-junior-naturalists/snakes-alive/venomous-texas-snakes