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Alligators and snakes among wildlife displaced by Mississippi River flooding

The rising levels of the Mississippi River and its tributaries will disperse alligators, snakes and other wildlife to new locations, and residents should be prepared for encounters, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks said today (May 18).

“If snakes are encountered, it is always best to keep your distance, since most snake bites occur when people try to handle or kill them,” MDWFP’s Alligator Program Leader Ricky Flynt said. […]