At A Glance
The locations in the badges are the biomes where we’ve met them (and where we think you’ll be most likely to come across them). That doesn’t mean they don’t hang out in other places.
By The Numbers
Learn more about snakes in North Louisiana.
Your most likely to meet these chevron-wearing snakes in hardwood forests. If you've spent much time in deep woods, odds are you've walked past one of these, since they blend with their environment dangerously well.
You'll meet cottonmouths -- aka water moccasins -- in and near swamps, lakes, and other bodies of water, but not if they see you first. These snakes musk when they're spooked, so if you smell a treacherous stench, take a look around, you might be in the presence of this Duke of the Swamp.
You'll find these bad-tempered snakes in roads, forests, swamps, your yard -- pretty much everywhere. Their hobbies include blending in with their environment and snapping at people who disturb them.
Western Rat Snake
These snakes hang out in forests, yards, swamps...basically, it's one of the most common snakes you'll meet in North Louisiana.
Diamondback Water Snake
You're most likely to find these cottonmouth and rattlesnake dopplegangers sunning near or swimming in a lake.
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