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Snake FAQs for Gardeners

Snake safety advice every gardener should know.

Harmless DeKay’s Brownsnake photo by Chris Neill. These cute and beneficial snakes are often mistaken for baby vipers, though it is hard to imagine an animal more harmless than these. They help to keep your garden healthy by eating slugs and other pests.



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Micha Petty

Lover of creeping things. I dispel myths. Master Naturalist, Wildlife Rehabilitator, Animal Rescuer. Download my book at