“The vast majority of local snakes are quite harmless. The likelihood of encountering a venomous snake is very slim.” – Nathan Wells, Project Specialist with The Woodlands Township
Being able to recognize venomous species calms human nerves and protects beneficial snakes from becoming casualties. Learn to distinguish venomous snakes from harmless ones: Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Snake Safety.
Snakes are reclusive creatures by nature. They do not chase or prey on people. Rats, mice, frogs, toads, scorpions, spiders, centipedes and smaller reptiles are mainstays of the snake’s diet. However, for safety’s sake, snakes and other wildlife should not be disturbed, picked up or handled.