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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?

NSU Normal Hill District, Photo by John Lees

Northwestern State University began as the Louisiana Normal School and was the state's first teachers college. It was established in 1884 and the campus' Normal Hill District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.