Local Snake Invasion! Warning To All Near SML & Others Rivers & Lakes

Snake Invasion Hits SML Waterfront Property Owners

As flood water rise, snakes around Smith Mountain Lake are being displaced and some of the snakes can may be venomous/poisonous (Copperheads & Cottonmouth/Water Moccasins) . Snakes live and hide in and around the banks of the lake in the rocks and rip rap (Riprap, also known as rip rapriprap, shot rock, rock armor, or rubble, is man-placed rock or other material used to armor shorelines), as water rise the snakes are forced to seek higher ground which can be on Docks, Boats, Near Homes, Outdoor structures, Children’s Outdoor Toys, and more.

Video Found On Residents Of SML Facebook Group
Copper Head Snake Trapper At Smith Mountain Lake

There are several poisonous snakes in our area of VA – Here is a guide on identifying poisonous snakes that may be in your area .

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). 

Visit: https://www.virginiaherpetologicalsociety.com/reptiles/snakes/snakes_of_virginia.htm for more details or just Google It!

Credits: Featured Photo Taken By: Holley Rupert Scheffel – Snake On Water Video Taken By Patti Foster Lynch (As seen on public facebook posts)

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