Snake Spotting

As the weather continues to warm up, please be aware of snakes. The Shipyard Security Team has noticed a high number of snakes, of all types, throughout the property over the past several days.

South Carolina is home to 38 total snake species. There’s one simple rule to avoid being bitten: Leave them be.

“We have good stats showing that people are usually bitten while trying to kill or handle them. But in every case your best bet is just to leave them alone,” says herpetologist Tony Mills, education director at the Spring Island Trust and host of the SCETV television program “Coastal Kingdom.” “We have to learn to live with them. They have a right to be here like any other animal, and we couldn’t get rid of them even if we wanted to.” Read more here.