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    Cane River

    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?

Couple gardening in heritage area, Photo by NPS

The City of Natchitoches, Louisiana located in the Cane River National Heritage Area is also known throughout the nation as the "City of Lights," because of the annual Christmas Festival which takes place the first Saturday in December.