Your Neighborhood Snakes (And Those Nearby)

A Presentation Sponsored by Friends of Southwest Nature Preserve.

Western Ratsnake, a fairly large but harmless snake

Monday, May 6th, from 6:30-8:00pm, at the Arlington Police Department’s West Police Service Center Community Room, 2060 W. Green Oaks Blvd. (Free presentation)

Get to know the snakes you might see in your neighborhood as well as those in surrounding parts of north Texas. There will be plenty of slides of these animals and discussion of how they live and whether they pose any danger to you. And even though a venomous snake would be unusual in most of Arlington, we will cover those species, safety tips, and snake bite information.

Michael Smith, the presenter, is co-author of “Herping Texas: The Quest for Reptiles and Amphibians.” He wrote an article about Texas’ venomous snakes and snake bite for Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine In 2015 (“Venomous Vipers”).

To attend, please see the Facebook page of the Friends of Southwest Nature Preserve, or go to our “Contact” page and send us a message.