Spotting & Reporting Snakes

If you see a snake, don't attempt to kill it. Venomous ones may strike, and it's illegal to kill non-venomous ones in Georgia.


There are only three kinds of venomous snakes in the area: canebrake rattlesnakes (also called timber rattlesnakes), pygmy rattlesnakes and copperheads. These are usually easy to identify. If you see one in a neighborhood or by your house, call Animal Services at 706-613-3540 to remove it. After hours please call 911.


The majority of snakes are harmless. If you see a snake outside, stay clear and let it move away naturally. If it is inside a residential structure, contact Animal Services at 706-613-3540 to remove it.

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