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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?

Plowed field ready for planting, Photo by NPS

Cane River National Heritage Area is a place where many cultures - American Indian, French, Spanish, African, and later American - came together to create a way of life dependent on the land, the river, and each other.