The cottonmouth is a venomous snake in Alabama that can reach up to six feet and bite pets and humans if provoked. To stay safe, move away and give it space near waterways.
Copperheads are venomous snakes found throughout Alabama and thrive in forested and rocky areas. They have triangular-shaped heads, brown or gray bodies, and crossband markings. Stay on marked trails and avoid hiking at night. Wear hiking boots and pants.
Alligators are thriving in Mobile Bay, so keep Fido away from the water's edge and keep them away from humans. They can become aggressive if threatened, but leave them alone.