Snakes of Missouri: Black Rat Snake

Karen Armstrong from Missouri Department of Conservation shows off a Black Rat Snake

Some people have such a dread of snakes that they actually avoid going outdoors to fish, hunt, hike, or picnic. Others kill every snake they see. It's relatively easy to avoid direct encounters with snakes, and all snakes, even venomous ones, help control populations of rodents and other pests. Karen Armstrong, with the Missouri Department of Conservation, stopped by the set of Good Morning Heartland to tell us more about the Black Rat Snake, one of Missouriâ??s most common snakes. WATCH VIDEO ABOVE to learn more.

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Missouri Department of Conservation

Kirksville Regional Office

3500 S. Baltimore

Kirksville, MO. 63501