May 17th, 2011
07:19 PM ET

Louisiana issues snake warning to residents of flood-impacted areas

Louisiana has issued a snake warning to residents of areas affected by floods.

There are 22 species of snakes that within the spillway, three of which are venomous species, spokeswoman Christina Stephens of Louisiana's Office of Homeland Security said.

"When you come back to your home, check for snakes," Stephens said.

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  1. Pliskin

    Coming soon to history channel.."Snake Hunters"... .

    May 17, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. HANK

    How is Tennesse and Missouri doing with the flood?

    May 17, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Andrew

    Ya think!!!

    May 17, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. zach

    Snakes on the (flood) plain!

    May 17, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    @zach: Cute!

    May 17, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. drap

    Coming to the BIG screen this summer..Arnold Schwarzenegger in "THE SNAKE"... .

    May 17, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. leejam

    Flood area officials should contact Australians who were in the flood at Kerang. Rats, mice and other vermin went to any high ground. Homes were inundated with rats – destroying everything. Territorial rats ruined carpeting and furniture in homes that were not flooded. That is ot even considering all food items including freezers and refrigerators were full of rats and mice when access was restored to roads and residents returned. Now, because of the huge rat population, snakes have found lucrative feeding grounds in homes not yet cleaned up. The snake population has escalated dramatically. These people will have months of clean up and restoration while the rest of us have moved on to the next conflagration.

    May 17, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cricket

    @drap: I've seen a picture of Arnold. They would have to use a stunt double, if that's the snake you're referring to.

    May 17, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Maria

    You got that right Arnold is a old snake.

    May 17, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Arnold

    Your maid had no problem with my trouser snake.

    May 17, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy

    Wrong politician, Arnie!

    May 17, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Joey

    How hard is it to learn to use one of those snake–sticks?–with the metal "U" on the end?
    A shotgun would be around me if I had a flood spiked with venomous snakes in my yard.
    I've killed snakes with a hoe. That wouldn't work in water.

    May 17, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Joey

    Oh, Lord–have I called down the wrath of PETA?

    May 17, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joey

    blah, blah, blah.....duh....duh..blah, blah, blah....duuuuh........

    May 17, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Cesar

    Interesting, two fake Joeys side by side. As for the snakes, shove the handle part of a broomstick down their throat-this will KILL them; kind of like slaying a freaking TROLL.

    May 17, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
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