Yes there is still snow on the ground and yes, snakes still should be outside and tucked away in a hole. However, spring is around the corner and our slithery friends will be wandering around soon enough. At Minnesota Wild Animal Management Inc., we just want you to be prepared!
Minnesota Hibernation | Snakes
Now don’t worry just yet, snakes found in Minnesota typically hibernate earlier and come out later, as our temperatures are a lot cooler than our southern states. Typically, our population of snakes will begin to emerge from hibernation between late March or April. Rodent burrows, deep crevices, large rocks, and under homes are perfect places for snakes to hibernate during Minnesota’s long and cold winter. On a nice and warm winter day, you may see them peep their heads out to bask in the sun while it lasts. This is when folks can be the most taken aback!
Our Snake’s Personality
All we can say is be thankful we are in the north! No matter what time of year you encounter a snake in Minnesota, it’s unlikely to be poisonous! Snakes are not usually aggressive in this area and do not typically attack unless they are feeling threatened. With the exception of the Timber Rattlesnake, found in the bluff areas of Southeast Minnesota, there are no poisonous snakes! Yes! So if you do encounter one in an unwanted area and it happens to bite you, chances are it will not be harmful to your health…but it may cause some pain and bleeding!
Finding The Unwanted Guest | Snake Removal
If our slithering, mangy creature has found its way into your home or property, go ahead and put your mind at ease by giving us a call. Minnesota Wild Animal Management Inc., has a team of professionals that will go out to your home and handle the problem immediately. Our highly trained team will inspect your home or business, identify the snake and ensure that no nesting has occurred, and then work out an effective treatment plan to eliminate the issue and prevent it from reoccurring. Once we remove the animal and repair the damage it may have done, we perform preventative measures so tight that we will guarantee it will not happen again for the next two years!
This winter season has been a cold one and it’s likely that our scaly friends are still under the rock and hopefully out of our homes! However, if you encounter a snake problem now or in the future, it’s best to call Minnesota Wild Animal Management Inc., at (612) 237-8282.