Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) suggest respect, not fear, when it comes to snake encounters

13Jun - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (STL.News) – Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) naturalists say snakes have a vital role in the wild and have tips to share on how to avoid negative snake encounters. Protective footwear, being aware of the surroundings and learning to identify snake species are the first steps toward protecting yourself as well as resident snakes.

“Snakes get a bad reputation because people tend to be afraid of them,” said Jamie Koehler, assistant manager at MDC’s Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center. 

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