Increase of Copperhead Snakes in South Alabama Area


By Catalina Trivino

Snake surveys indicate a booming number of Copperheads across portions of South Alabama.

The increase is according to evidence from Auburn University's Forestry Education Center.

Researchers are recommending you to be on the look out, as Copperheads are venomous and blend with their surroundings. And they typically like a shady unkept area.

The increase in population is due to a loss of it's primary predators -- the King and Indigo snake. But by reintroducing them to forests across the state, they hope it will keep a predator-prey balance, reducing both the number of copperheads and venomous snake bites.

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