Standing water changes natural habitat for some animals
Ben Kirkland Natural Resource Manager at Chehaw Park
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
Heavy rain is forcing some critters
to move out of their natural habitat.
water snakes usually slither near the banks of various bodies of water, but
with a lot of standing water and high water levels on creeks and rivers. They
may venture closer to walking trails and even your home.
Chehaw Natural Resource Manager Ben Kirkland says you shouldn't
worry too much... But you should be aware of your surroundings.
we do have those brief periods of sunshine that we've had through April, they
will be out in sunny areas to warm up, but as far as causing a great movement
among them it's not going to do it because we haven't had that extensive
flooding," said Ben Kirkland Natural Resource Manager at Chehaw Park
venomous snake bites you, you need to get to an emergency room right away.
Don't try to do anything to remove the venom on your own.