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Don't mess with it! 'The Snake Chaser' gives advice for snake season

(WPDE)

Snake season is reaching its peak on the Grand Strand! Russell Cavendar, also known as "The Snake Chaser," says cottonmouths and copperheads are being seen a lot now.

The reason? We are in cicada season.

Snakes come out to feast on the bugs and snake breeding season is also right around the corner.

His best advice if you see a snake - don't mess with it.

"You're more likely to get bit if you kill a snake or try to remove one or try to carry one somewhere else. Either call a professional, you can always send a picture to me or somebody to let me see what it is, so I can tell you whether you need to worry or not. But if you leave them alone, there's very little chance you're going to have any problems with them whatsoever," said Cavendar.

He says one of the best ways to make sure you don't have snakes on your property is to keep your yard and the area around your house clean so snakes don't have anywhere to hide and make a nest.

He says they've caught 21 snakes in two locations in just the past four days.

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