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
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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.