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RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, more snakes have been reported in flooded areas and more veterinarians are seeing pets that have been bitten by venomous snakes.
Hurricane Florence did more than flood out people from their homes.
Snakes, including venomous ones, have also been displaced from their homess
“Snakes have been affected in a very similar way, like a lot of people and other types of wildlife,” said Falyn Owens of the North Carolina Department of Wildlife.
The snakes have turned up in unexpected places because they have been washed out from their usual habitats.
According to Owens, “I’d say the chance of seeing a snake in an area where you would not necessarily expect to see one has increased.”
And it’s not just people that snakes are running into.
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