SNAKE ALERT!

POSTED: Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 10:58am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:24pm

Snake population explodes in north Texas...

Residents of north Texas may notice new neighbors slithering in.

The area's snake population has seen an unusual spike due to recent weather trends.

Couple that with warmer spring temperatures and the onset of mating season, and the result is more snake sightings.

Experts say residents should simply leave the snakes alone.

"99 percent of the time it's going to be a Texas rat snake," explains Heard Natural Science Museum education coordinator Schelly Corry, "They're not venomous, they do stand they're ground a little bit, but if you leave them alone they'll leave."

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