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by Carman Clark

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God has made us different,
he made us so unique.
We slither on the ground,
we have no hands and feet.
Though you find us scary,
or maybe just plain weird,
our intentions are not to hurt you
or cause you such great fear.
Our venom's not meant for humans
but to help us when we eat.
So, please stop the senseless killing
before we're all extinct.
We're not saying you have to love us
or tell us we're the best.
God's the one who created us.
So, treat us with respect.

written by Sarah Clark
for Southeastern Reptile Rescue



Fears are educated into us
and can, if we wish,
be educated out.
-Karl A. Merringer

A righteous man cares for
the needs of his animal...
Proverbs 12:10

The snake is an animal.
It has a backbone and a heart.
It has red blood.
It drinks water and eats food.
It breathes air and feels fear
just like every other
animal in the world.
And, it's in a body that's
the hardest thing
for the average
person to understand.

 Snakes of Georgia

Need to identify a snake? Well, you're at the right place!

Of the 41 snake species native to Georgia, 35 of them are harmless.
There are only 6 venomous snakes in the Southeastern United States. 
Use the links below to assist you in identifying Georgia's snakes.
You can also look up your Georgia county to see which snakes live where you do.


Venomous Snake Identification Page

Non-Venomous Snake Identification Page

Snakes in Your County

Try these links for more detailed help.

Guide to a Snake Free Yard

Guide to a Snake Free House

Snake Bites

Jason with a cottonmouth. (photo by Warren Bond)

Regardless of how you view snakes, (the only good snake is a dead snake) we must all realize that they are an important but fragile part of our wonderful eco-system. Most snake bites that occur are due to an inexperienced person trying to catch or kill a venomous snake. Many people kill snakes that are found on their property even if they are not venomous. Yes, it's true. Some snakes are not venomous! There are many more non-venomous than venomous snakes in Georgia. It's been said to me many times, "I don't care if it's poisonous or not, I'm not going to get close enough to see what kind of snake it is but instead kill it as quick as I can." You have to get closer to kill a snake than to just identify one. In Georgia, you may find a kingsnake, queen snake, rat snake, midland water snake, corn snake or black racer all of which are non-venomous and do not harm humans -even when they bite. If you find any one of these snakes on your property, then it is either just passing through or is living  there because there is a food source. By killing one of these harmless snakes, you are leaving its food source behind which if not also removed will eventually attract another snake to take its place which could be a copperhead or other venomous snake. Black rat snakes are very common in this area of Georgia. Black Rat Snakes can easily eat 3-5 rodents each month. When you take into account the incredible breeding cycle of rats and mice you'll find that one pair of rats can produce well over 250 offspring per year. That's a lot of rats!

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