TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Snake season is upon North Mississippi and chances are you will see them.
"If you will, leave a snake along, back up and go away. It will leave you alone," said. Scott Cagle with the MSU Extension in Chickasaw County.
And North Mississippi is home to some venomous snakes.
"In this area, we have cottonmouths, rattlesnakes, copperheads. And further south in the state, you will run across a coral snake, and those are the four main venomous snakes."
Cagle says a snake will hide under rocks or try to rely on its natural camouflage to avoid interaction. He urges hikers to stay on a pathway and to not stick hands in between rocks.
Since North Mississippi experienced a long winter, he says snakes in the area are now playing catch-up with feeding.
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