Protecting yourself from poisonous snakes

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Matt Ormsby - Missouri Department of Conservation

(KTVI) -  This month a St. Charles man was killed after being bitten by a copperhead snake, and many people might be concerned because they might not even know if a snake they see is harmless or poisonous.

Matt Ormsby from The Missouri Department of Conservation talks about the differences and how you can protect yourself.

For more information visit: mdc.mo.gov

 

 

5 comments

  • C.K.

    Someone needs to tell the reporter they are venomous, not poisonous… Also, all of Missouri’s venomous snakes have slitted eyes and triangular heads. Don’t kill the round-eyed snakes with oval heads – they help keep mice populations down!

  • Charley

    I doubt that any one is going to get close enough to look and see what the eye structure is on a snake CK. To most people a snake is a snake, and they don’t care about its eyes or head shape as long as it is dead. You are right however about the identification of snakes.

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