As the weather warms, wildlife professionals warn you could see some unwanted guests in your grass. One woman says she’s dealing with as many as 20 copperhead snakes in her backyard.
Welcome to the jungle. Flamingos, frogs and flies. You name it, she’s got it.
But there is one animal in particular the Rogers home owner doesn’t want.
“I have copperheads in my backyard. I’m not the only one in the neighborhood who has them but I’ve got the nursery here.”
This home owner didn’t want to go on camera. She’s scared her neighbors will be mad if they find out about her garden problem. But she says her life’s changed since her landscaper came upon three copperheads.
“Coming out in the backyard to clean this up and let my grandchildren in the backyard, I’m not going to do it until I’m sure these snakes are gone.”
“Sometimes they end up in people’s houses and they go to the bathroom and bam! There’s a snake on the floor and you can imagine what happens after that,” said Dan Taylor, the owner of Wildlife Damage Control.
Taylor says she’s not alone. He says this is nesting season, and thanks to the warm weather, home owners will see more of the slithering critters.
“We get two or three calls a day,” Taylor said.
But there’s no reason to be scared.
“I’ve yet, in 8 years, had a venomous snake in somebody’s house,” Taylor said.
Most of the snakes in Northwest Arkansas won’t harm you, but he still suggests calling a pro. Even so, this home owner has a different solution.
“If anyone out there loves Copperheads give me a call and you can get all the copperheads you can find!”