Officials ask for help finding them
The little known northern pine snake takes up residence in North Carolina. However, it is rarely spotted due to its life being lived mostly underground. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is asking residents for help to spot them and report back so they may study the animals for conservation purposes. The snake is neither venomous nor dangerous but can grow u to seven and half feet long. Populations of the species seem to be declining.
In the last few months, a skunk and a fox have both tested positive for rabies upping the total number of cases for the state in 2019. Animal control stated that rabies circulates through wildlife throughout the year. Officials are recommending for people to feed their pets indoors and to animal proof their trash by securing the bin lids and making sure garbage is all contained within the bin.
These large ‘elusive’ snakes live underground in NC
It’s tough to miss a snake that grows to 7 and a half feet long, but state biologists in North Carolina are asking for the public’s help to find them.
Specifically, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is asking for reports of the northern pine snake, which is rarely seen for a reason that seems perfectly scripted for a horror movie.
“Sightings of these large but elusive snakes in the wild (is) not an easy task, given the reptile’s propensity to spend most of its time underground,” the commission says. Read more
Summary: The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is asking residents for help to spot the northern pine snake and report back so they may study the animals for conservation purposes. The pine snake is known to live underground.
Skunk, fox bring Guilford County rabies total to 14
A skunk and a fox tested positive for rabies becoming the 13th and 14th confirmed cases respectively in Guilford County this year.
The skunk was found on Nutt Road in Summerfield, and the fox was found on East Market Street in Greensboro, according to the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health. Learn more
Summary: In the last few months, a skunk and a fox have both tested positive for rabies upping the total number of cases for the state in 2019. Officials are urging residents to take precautions for themselves and their pets.
— WCCB Charlotte’s CW (@WCCBCharlotte) October 23, 2019