In flooded regions across the country displaced snakes are seeking shelter and food in areas close to people, often in damaged homes. Not all snakes are venomous and in many areas there are worries that people will indiscriminately kill “good” snakes.
But can you kill them? many people may not be aware of this, the fact is that in many states it IS illegal to kill a snake. So you may want to think twice before you grab that shovel! Check here for states with rules.