Utah, USA: Utah has a growing snake and reptile problem

A lot more of those slithery little guys will be popping their heads out in the next few weeks. An American Fork woman learned that the hard way when she found what is called a “breeding ball” of garter snakes in her yard last week.

“They clump up in a ball, like a basketball. You could have up to 1,000 snakes,” says James Dix, with Utah Reptile Rescue Service. “There were 50 that we removed.”

That was just the first day; Dix says he got rid of another 15 the next day. The homeowner was planning to kill the snakes with bleach before Dix stepped in.

When a snake or any other kind of exotic reptile is wandering around somewhere between Ogden and Provo, Dix usually gets the call to remove it. He says calls have been steadily on the rise in the last decade.

Read full story HERE.


About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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