A gorgeous, harmless Ring-necked Snake (Diadophis punctatus).
Snakes! What do you think of when you see that word? Unthinking, cold-blooded villains? Vile, aggressive creatures? Like me, you probably grew up hearing stories about snakes, stories that portrayed them as deceitful and evil. Real snakes prefer to escape our notice, so myths and fables supply what most people know about them. Consequently, misunderstanding and fear eclipse appreciation of these mysterious and intriguing animals. Although snakes haven’t escaped the worldwide extinction crisis due to climate change, habitat loss, and exploitation, it is difficult to gain public support for the conservation of those not perceived as cute and cuddly.
Advocates for Snake Preservation gives everyone the opportunity to learn to love snakes
- We provide solutions to human-snake conflicts that sometimes end badly for people and often prove fatal for snakes.
- We use storytelling to make snakes more familiar and less scary.
- We recommend yard and human behavior modifications to make coexistence with venomous snakes safer.
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