Reptiles of Louisiana are plentiful but most are usually not harmful. However some are quite dangerous to both humans and other animals.
*Alligators are very dangerous especially during the mating season and when protecting a nest of eggs.
Never feed a gator.
Some of the most common poisonous snakes include:
*water moccasin or cottonmouth
*copperhead or highland moccasin
For more complete information visit LA Wildlife Web Site:
Alligators, Photo by CRNHA