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How to protect your home from snakes

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You may have seen a picture circulating social media of a 12-foot python that slithered into a Texas woman's bathroom.

Although this happened in Texas, wildlife experts say your home could be vulnerable to snakes if you aren't careful.

Experts says because the weather is warming up snakes are being sighted more often, such as the grey rat snake or black racers, some of the most common in our area.

Luckily, both of those are non-venomous.        

We spoke with a local wildlife expert who explains ways to keep snakes away from your home.

"Keep your grass cut, your bushes cut back and up off the ground so you don't have a lot of thick undergrowth for them to have that habitat, and for prey to have that habitat because that's what they're going after," said Ben Kirkland, manager at Chehaw Natural Resources in Albany.

Kirkland says its also a good idea to learn how to identify different types of snakes.

The more information you have, the better chance you have of being able to handle one if it's outside your home.

Visit this link for more information about the different species of snakes in Georgia. 

Visit this link for more information about the different species of snakes in Alabama.

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