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A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
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Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
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It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The snakebite death of a Berrien County man strikes fear in us all. Very few people like snakes. In fact, most of us hate them.
There are lots of snakes here in South Georgia that won't hurt you, and actually serve a good purpose. But it's the poisonous ones you have to watch out for.
Snakes are some of the most disliked creatures on the planet. Six year old Shaniah Grinville said "I really don't like snakes."
"Kids are scared a lot of times because adults they see are scared," said Chehaw Park instructor Samantha Sassone.
And the reason Shaniah's afraid, "Because they bite."
But bites from non-poisonous snakes, like the gray rat snake, won't kill you.
"If he bites you it's really just gonna be something small," said Sassone.
And contrary to what you may think, snakes don't WANT to bite you. "The biggest misconception about snakes would be is that snakes are aggressive," said Sassone.
They prefer to get away from you and only bite if they are cornered. So how do you know if a snake is poisonous?
Chehaw Executive director Doug Porter thinks, "Their heads are very much wider than the rest of the body. Almost with a triangular shape."
"If you see a snake with a big fat head stay away from it," said Doug Porter.
With so many do's and don't's about handling snakes, experts say the best thing to do is simply stay away from them. "If you see a snake don't ever grab it or poke it, because it might become defensive," said Sassone.
So in this situation the best offense is to prevent the defense. If a poisonous snake bites you, you should get medical attention right away. Also try to remember the color and shape of the snake, that can help with treatment.
Scroll to the bottom of the page for a link to identify Georgia's reptiles...