In Atlanta Georgia snakes are found just about everywhere. From the farm Lands of south Georgia to the city streets in Atlanta, snakes can be found. Just because you live in the suburbs doesn’t mean you won’t run into a snake in the yard or even in your garage.
In the Atlanta suburbs most snake bites occur when working in the landscaping or the pruning of ground cover shrubs and bush. It is always good to wear gloves and pay attention to the area your are working in. Most snakes will try their best to avoid you if you give them the chance.
Copperhead snakes love to feed off of insects and reptiles such as frogs and lizards that are found in the yards in suburbia.
The Copperhead snake loves moist areas that are sheltered from the sun and they will set up an ambush for their prey. This is when human contact can happen. Copperhead snake can blend into their surrounding using the camouflage of the skin color to hide their presence.
Rattlesnake can be found in the Atlanta Georgia and in the city as well as the farm land. The Rattlesnake can deliver a devastating bite and should be avoided at all costs. The Rattlesnake will use its rattle located on its tail to warn those that come to close. Call your local Wildlife agent to remove the snake and inspect your property for reasons that the
snake was there to begin with.
The Rat Snake or Black Snake are typically the most frequent calls a wildlife control expert receives. The rat snake can enter a home and live in the attic, basement or crawlspace for extended periods of time due to the fact that they do not need the sun digest their food. Rat snakes are usually are non aggressive unlike the black racer which can be very aggresive .