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    National Heritage Area Louisiana

Reptiles

Alligators enjoy the sun, Photo by CRNHA
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:

*rattlesnake
*water moccasin or cottonmouth
*copperhead or highland moccasin
*coral snake

For more complete information visit   LA Wildlife Web Site:
http://www.wlf.state.la.us/
Alligators, Photo by CRNHA

Did You Know?

Reindeer used in the movie

"A Year Without Santa" was filmed in Natchitoches in July, 2006 in the hot summer heat. This was a made for TV movie shown at Christmas time starring John Goodman and Delta Burke. These reindeer were also part of the movie and kept cool in a trailer with cold air blowing on them.