Georgia wildlife is beautiful, but certain animals can become a nuisance at times. Snakes in Georgia are one of the most common animal found in unwanted areas, requiring humane snake removal. Georgia has the widest range of snake biodiversity, which accounts for over 46 species of snake. Atlanta, the state capital of Georgia, can be overrun with a multitude of Snakes despite its urban appearance.
If you encounter a snake, the best way to handle it is to:
1. Identify the snake to make sure it is not poisonous.
To do this, you should inspect the snake from a safe distance. Do NOT pick up the snake. The only venomous snake that inhabits Atlanta is called the Copperhead snake. The next thing you should do is to call to a wildlife removal Atlanta that will deal with a snake in safe way. The Copperhead snake is usually easy to identify. It is known for being short, fairly thick-bodied, and have patterns that include multiple shades of brown. They almost always have a pattern-less top of the head, which is usually plain brown in color. The crossbands on their body contain a darker brown than the main body color. You can also usually find a few dark spots along the midline of their body. Young snakes are more brightly colored, and contain a very distinct pattern with a bright yellow tip on the end of their tail. This is a brave snake, that will often fight instead of flee, and will strike at anything that gets to close. If you find a Copperhead snake in an unwanted or dangerous area (like your home or yard) you should call animal control to deal with the problem. Even if you feel you are unafraid of being bit by the Copperhead, these snakes have delicate territories and are best to be relocated by a professional. This way they can assure the highest rate of survival for the snake, and highest level of safety for you.
2. Leave the Snake alone.
If the snake is a venomous Copperhead, stay away from it until help arrives. If you can calmly and safely place a bucket over it to keep it in one place, this is the best thing to do. However, do not risk getting bit especially if you are fearful and prone to panic. This could lead to injury of yourself of the snake. A non-venomous snake located in an area that will not cause it damage, or you inconvenience, it is best to leave it alone and let it move on by itself. Snakes often have well-defined territories so the best option is to not relocate it when feasible.
3. Remove the snake.
Once you identify the snake as a non-venomous species, you can use human snake removal yourself to safely remove the snake. If it is in your home, you can open a door to the outside and gently herd the snake out using a broom. Again, if you are especially fearful of snakes and may be prone to panic, it is best to call the authorities so they can keep the animal, and you, safe.