Learn the difference between the water snake and the cottonmouth.
Like most average citizens I have an aversion to snakes. I see one, I avoid it. I don’t check to see what type of snake it is I just assume it’s a deadly cobra or something of that sort and I move along. That being said I also don’t run to the shed and come back armed with a flamer thrower and eight foot sword ready to go to war. Live and let live way over there is my motto when it comes to snakes.
RichmondOutside.com take a much more rational approach and are attempting to help the ignorant like me in identifying snakes so we can all be better informed and get along nicely. Check it out and get to know our legless neighbors.