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iN VIDEO: South Okanagan webinar has all you need to know about local snakes

Western rattlesnake. An Okanagan non-profit has created a snake webinar that provides a wealth of information about local snakes and how to live with them
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May 13, 2020 - 6:30 AM

It’s hiking season again, and for those getting out on local trails and hiking paths, it’s also the season to be snake aware.

A new ‘snake webinar’ series aims to tell you all you need to know about the region’s snakes and how to protect them and yourself should you encounter one on the trails this summer.

The series is being created by the Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society, a grass-roots, non-profit that promotes voluntary conservation, stewardship and enhancement of important habitats in the region.

The first part of the series has been posted to the society’s website with part two in the works.

For anyone interested in learning more about local snakes, the video is a must-see. It’s loaded with interesting facts and local statistics about snakes.

Part one is an introduction to snakes, describing their eating habits, how they reproduce, why some snakes are more vulnerable than others, and what you can do to help snakes on a day to day basis.

Part two will take the discussion further, with descriptions of the region’s various snakes, how to tell them apart and, probably most importantly, what to do if you see a rattlesnake in the wild.

Check out the first installment of this fascinating series in the video below.

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