While the vast majority of snakes are quite harmless to you, this still does not mean that you want them in or around your property. They may not be dangerous to you directly, even smaller, non-venomous snakes can pose a danger to your cat or dog, and can generally become a nuisance around your house, especially if they have gotten inside.
The last thing that you want is to wake up in the middle of the night to a screaming child who has just discovered the snake crawling across his or her floor. This is exactly what will happen should your child encounter a snake in this way.
The problem is that many people have no idea what to look for to see if the snake is even in their home. If they saw the snake then they would clearly know that it was around, but the fact of the matter is that there are other telltale signs that a snake has made its way onto your property.
One of the most common of these is when you find snake skin around the walls of your home or the exterior somewhere. Snakes are animals that shed their skin at least once a year, and not all of these animals are prone to eat that skin afterwards. This will mean that the remaining layer is somewhere around your property, giving you a clear indicator that you have an issue with one of these reptiles.
The great thing about snake’s skin is that it will not only let you know that there is a snake present, but the skin can actually tell you what kind of snake is present. It is because of the scale pattern that you will find that you are able to determine how concerns you should be.
First, in relation to the skin, what you should discover is a very brittle, lightened, long piece of skin that is quite rough and should even have an opening where the mouth cavity was present. When a snake sheds its skin, it begins all the way from the lips around the mouth down to the tail, meaning that you should be able to easily identify that you are looking at snakeskin by seeing that there is clearly a mouth at one end.
If you take a picture of the scale pattern and compare it to the patterns that you find in a book related to snakes, you can easily discover what kind of snake you are looking at. This will let you know if you are dealing with a venomous or other kind of snake that could pose a potential danger to your children or pets.
Where this is likely to be found is in a location near where the snake resides. They will generally shed their skin somewhere near the location where they are sleeping, but not directly in the den that they have established. This will not only give you the idea that a snake is around, but also a clearer picture of where he or she is living.
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