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by Carman Clark

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God has made us different,
he made us so unique.
We slither on the ground,
we have no hands and feet.
Though you find us scary,
or maybe just plain weird,
our intentions are not to hurt you
or cause you such great fear.
Our venom's not meant for humans
but to help us when we eat.
So, please stop the senseless killing
before we're all extinct.
We're not saying you have to love us
or tell us we're the best.
God's the one who created us.
So, treat us with respect.

written by Sarah Clark
for Southeastern Reptile Rescue



Fears are educated into us
and can, if we wish,
be educated out.
-Karl A. Merringer

A righteous man cares for
the needs of his animal...
Proverbs 12:10

The snake is an animal.
It has a backbone and a heart.
It has red blood.
It drinks water and eats food.
It breathes air and feels fear
just like every other
animal in the world.
And, it's in a body that's
the hardest thing
for the average
person to understand.

 Red Belly Water Snake 

Plain Bellied Water Snake Nerodia erythrogaster

The red bellied water snake which is a subspecies of the plain bellied water snake occurs throughout most of Georgia and has a plain belly that is usually reddish orange. Being an aquatic snake, they inhabit just about every type of aquatic habitat including lakes, ponds, streams, rivers and wetlands. The plain bellied water snake has a habit of traveling great distances over land in search of new habitat and it's for this reason that it is often found on land more that any other water snake in Georgia. When threatened, the red bellied water snake first tries to escape by heading for the water but may also retreat to a hiding place on land. If captured, this snake will not hesitate to bite while releasing a foul smelling musk from its glands. Like other water snakes, the red belly is not a constrictor and is not venomous so, the fish and amphibians that make up its diet are all swallowed live. As all of Georgia's non-venomous snakes, the red bellied water snake is protected by law and may not be captured or killed.

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