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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?

Natchitoches National Historic Landmark District, Photo by John Lees

Natchitoches, Louisiana the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase Territory was founded in 1714 and is a National Historic Landmark District.