How to Properly Handle Non-Venomous Snakes

Conservation and wildlife educator, Laura Lux, demonstrates how to properly handle a non-venomous snake. The snake is this video is a Great Plains Ratsnake (Pantherophis emoryi). Learn more! Join us at Picking up and handling a wild snake that is harmless to humans: First, and foremost: NEVER, EVER, EVER PICK UP A SNAKE UNLESSRead More

Juvenile Ratsnakes (Pantherophis)

One of the most common snakes seen in and around houses are the ratsnakes (Pantherophis species). Unfortunately, the juvenile ratsnakes are often mistaken for copperheads and/or rattlesnakes. When approached they may put on a defensive display of gaping, coiling up, and shaking their tail. This behavior can startle people unfamiliar with them. Of course, thisRead More