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Mid-Missouri snakes not displaced by floods

The Missouri Department of Conservation said the Osage Copperhead is the most common venomous snake in mid-Missouri. (Missouri Department of Conservation)

The Missouri Department of Conservation said there are not displaced snakes due to recent flooding in mid-Missouri.

Joe Jerek with the MDC said there may be a few more snakes out and about near the lake and southern portions of Missouri.

Jerek said snakes in the area may be more visible due to spring weather just like other animals. The snakes are said to be out on gravel in the sun to warm their internal body temperature up.

Timber Rattlesnakes and Copperhead are the most common venomous snake in the area.

The MDC said if you encounter one of these snakes, leave them alone and go around them.

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