NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency said it’s receiving a lot of photos and calls about snakes.
There are 34 snake species known to be in Tennessee, only four are venomous.
Here’s what you need to look for to determine if the snake is venomous:
It’s usually light brown or gray with dark brown hourglass crossbands.
You might find it near wetlands and streams.
It’s often a shade of gray with a black tail.
They’re often coiled up near logs or sunning themselves on rocks.
It has potent venom.
You might be able to spot the cottonmouth because of its white upper lip.
Cottonmouths are typically found around water.
They are gray or tan with an orangish stripe.
They are found in western Tennessee in the Highland Rim along the Tennessee River.