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Common Snakes of Washington DC, DC: The most common snakes in Washington DC include rat snakes, garter snakes, and racers. In water, common water snakes. These are not dangerous. Venomous snakes of Washington DC are rare and may include rattlesnakes or copperhead/cottonmouth. For a full description of all snake species in Washington DC, with photos and identification of all poisonous species, visit www.washingtondcsnakes.com
Washington DC District of Columbia Snake Situation: How do you get snakes out of your house - First, figure out why you have snakes inside your house. If there is a damaged area of the building that is letting them inside, it needs to be repaired. Aside from the implications of multiple snakes inside of the home, you need to figure out if the animals are venomous or not. This will have a major impact on how you handle the reptiles. Nonvenomous animals like corn snakes can be picked up using gloves and a pillowcase. The snake is then relocated to an area where it will have adequate shelter. If you are not sure what kind of snake is in your home and can't comfortably say if it is venomous or not, you need to call a professional to come and retrieve it. Almost all the reported snake bites in the country result from someone trying to handle a snake unnecessarily. If the animal is deadly, the risk is not worth it. A professional will have the equipment necessary to handle the situation at the lowest level of risk possible. If time is not an issue, you can try to catch the snake with a snake trap. This requires you to have the animal confined to an unused room. This is almost never practical; however, it can work well if you are of a mind to try it.
Hi David, I started out looking for information on a small snake that was found in the backyard. I was told it appeared to be a baby rattler. No one has shown it to me yet, so I just Googled "Washington, DC snake control" and yours came up! Wow! You have a plethora of information available, and I am very impressed. Not only have you done a great job on your blog, but you presented so much well organized information. Back in Washington, DC - where I am from, we find even young rattle snakes have small rattlers - and we try to stay away from them. The tarantulas aren't such a big deal, but we sure teach our kids to watch out for those snakes. David, you have done such a great job on your blog! It is simply unfair that all the in formation available on your blog would also not be available in another venue. Have you ever considered promoting your knowledge and experience through a book or ebook, and thus contributing towards your passion for the education of wildlife and your work? If you'd like to know what I have in mind, please email me back. I have some great ideas! Debby
Hi David, We have this large snake in our pond in the back yard of our home in Washington, DC . We want to find out if it is venomous, if we should kill it, or let it live. It made a home in a drain that pours out into our pond. Here is a picture. I would greatly appreciate it, if you could let me know what it is. Here at work, I get many opinions. Also - if we should kill it, what is the best way, or should I call the zoo? It is large - about 6 feet long and thick, could be a nice snake for the zoo. Please let me know when you get a chance. Thanks in advance for your time, Dorit
For more information on Washington DC snake removal, identifying snakes of DC County District of Columbia, or general snake help, browse this site, or go to Snake Removal - How to Get Rid of Snakes home page. I wish you good luck with your Washington DC snake problem!