What's That Sound? Slithering Signs Of Spring
Check out this somewhat creepy video of a snake den coming alive.
At first they saw a couple of snakes, but then they listened and looked around. What they discovered and recorded just may give you some creepy-crawly sensations.
How many snakes do you see? I counted at least 9. This video was shared to us by one of Marty Griffin's friends who was at outside his dentist's office on Noblestown Road just outside of Pittsburgh.
A quick check of the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission's "The Snakes" page gives us all the info we need to find out what kind of snakes we're looking at, and in this case it's likely these...
Experts say you'll likely find them in damp areas around water or wooded areas. In Pennsylvania they're normally found in a stretch from Erie in the north to the Pittsburgh area in the southwestern part of the state.
They're very active right now because of the arrival of spring weather and it's now mating season. So by late July you'll start seeing more baby snakes slithering around when each female gives birth to 5 babies (no eggs).
The good news is that they're not poisonous, though they can put off a pungent odor when they feel threatened. There are poisonous snakes to look out for and you'll find details here from the PA Fish and Boat Commission .