Don't Kill that Snake!
Tennessee is home to 33 species of snakes, only 4 of which are venomous. Please take the time to learn more about these interesting and beneficial residents of our state. CLICK HERE to see a list of snake species native to Tennessee, and to see the few that are venomous.
You've heard it a million times, "The only good snake is a dead snake." It's okay to be ignorant about which snakes are a potential threat, and which ones aren't, but with the availability of information at our fingertips, why not learn a little?
Snakes can help keep the rodent and insect population down, some snakes keep the poisonous ones away, and snakes are usually docile, and will avoid you if at all possible.
Also, according to www.twra.gov, it's illegal to kill a snake unless you have a permit.
Bottom line, why kill one of God's harmless creatures just because you didn't do a little homework and find out which ones can hurt you?
Thank you for reading this, and please pass the word!
Love from your friend, Anna Marie