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VIDEO: El Niño Shakes out Snakes

28 Oct 2015, 1:56 pm

El Nino Snakes

If the winter outlook holds true, we may see less snow. According to meteorologist Pat Spoden with the National Weather Service, you can thank what’s happening in the tropics.

“What we see this year and what the forecast is for what we call a strong El Niño.” He said. A mild winter may have you and your family exploring the great outdoors even more. If so, be on alert for something we typically don’t see during winter time, snakes.

“Periods of heavy rainfall can increase snake activity, particularly in warm weather or in warm climates and that increase in snake activity is likely to increase human snake encounters.” Said Naturalist Scott Shupe, He also said if you encounter a snake. “And you don’t know what kind it is, the rule is, you treat it like it’s a venomous snake and the way you treat a venomous snake is you get away from it and leave it alone.”

The good news, snakes are more scared of you than you are of them.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist, Jason Lindsey


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