Many people fear snakes, but despite the fright they can cause, the majority of snakes are beneficial and harmless. Of the 20 or so snake species found locally, only two are venomous, the Northern Copperhead and the Timber Rattlesnake.
If you are scared of snakes, try to remember that they are useful — they keep the rodent population in check by eating mice, chipmunks, insects and other pests.
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