Best time to travel to Texas

Snake Season

Snakes have been the object of fascination or fear and suspicion since ancient times

Snake Season in Texas 2020 - Best Time

© John Williams | Fort Bend County, TX

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The weather of South Texas creates suitable conditions for snakes all year long. But the rest of the Lone Star State gets them mostly in the spring. With warm weather and spring rainfall, snakes come out of their cozy winter shelters and prowl around. People and pets should be aware and attentive. In Texas, ​you can find four types of venomous snakes. These are the coral snake, copperhead, rattlesnake, and cottonmouth. Although lots of people are scared of snakes, they are not aggressive, unless you provoke them. Snakes also play a key role in the balance of nature, as they control the population of rodents, lizards, and even bugs.

Broad-banded Copperhead, East-Central Texas 2020
Broad-banded Copperhead, East-Central Texas

If you ever get bit by a venomous snake, immediately seek medical help. You shouldn't run or drive yourself to t​he hospital, as the spread of venom in your body could put you in a state of paralysis. So watch out, especially in high grass or near water reservoirs.

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake 2020
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
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Cottonmouth in Texas Gulf Coast (Brazos Bend State Park) 2020
Cottonmouth in Texas Gulf Coast (Brazos Bend State Park)
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Western Cottonmouth in Wharton County, Texas 2020
Western Cottonmouth in Wharton County, Texas
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