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    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Live Snake Program at Bandy Creek Visitor Center on Saturday, July 27

l to r: black rat snake; copperhead; corn snake

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News Release Date: July 22, 2013
Contact: Sherry Fritschi, 423-286-7275
Contact: Dave Carney, 423-569-9778

Park Ranger Dustin Beaty will be presenting a back porch program about snakes at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 27.  Visitors will have the opportunity to see a live corn snake and a live black rat snake.  Participants will become more familiar with these misunderstood reptiles.  Visitors will learn what precautions to take while participating in outdoor activities, what to do when they see snakes, and what to do if bitten.

In case of inclement weather, the program will be held in the Interpretation and Education Building located beside the Bandy Creek Visitor Center.

For more information, contact the visitor center at (423) 286-7275.

Did You Know?

Cumberland sandwort

Cumberland sandwort is one of several species of threatened and endangered plants found throughout Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Cumberland sandwort only grows in the dry sandy soils of certain rockshelters found in and around Big South Fork.