Venomous snake class at Arboretum

Published 5:53 pm Thursday, May 9, 2024

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The Pike County Extension Office is hosting a venomous snake identification, general safety around venomous snakes, handling/securing venomous snakes and venomous snake bite protocols from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. June 21, at the Troy University Arboretum, 101 Pell Avenue, Troy.

There is no cost for the workshop for first responders and community members.

Participants will be exposed to live specimens of the six venomous snake species in Alabama.

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The topics required include venomous snake identification, common non-native venomous snakes

Abby Peters, Pike County Extension coordinator, said the workshop will also be beneficial for those who work outdoors and/or just enjoy being outdoors.

Peters said snakes can be almost anywhere so it is important to recognize venomous snakes and to know what to do if bitten.   

The space is limited. Register at or for more information, contact the Pike County Extension Office at 566-0985.