Our Warmer, Wetter Than Normal Winter Means More Snakes This Spring
We experienced a warm and wet winter in Louisiana, and that means snakes will be aplenty around South Louisiana this Spring.
Increased snake populations are expected.
Stanford University’s Grant Lipman and Caleb Phillips of the University of Colorado conducted a 20-year study on snake bites and found reported incidents of snake bites go up after rainy seasons.
Warmer and wetter winter seasons means there is more food for snakes. That means more breeding and obviously more snakes.
Ksla.com reports the "winter of 2018-2019 certainly ranked as one of the wettest and warmest on record."