Heavy rains, floods flushing out more snakes - WDAM - TV 7 - News, Weather and Sports

Heavy rains, floods flushing out more snakes

Posted: Updated:
  • Most ReadMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Mississippi unemployment highest in nation

    Mississippi unemployment highest in nation

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:43:48 GMT
    June 2014, Labor Market Information Dept.June 2014, Labor Market Information Dept.
    The most recent numbers have been released and once again, Mississippi's unemployment rate has ranked highest in the nation. The national average, according to the U.S. Labor Department, is 6.2%, whileMore >>
    The most recent numbers have been released and once again, Mississippi's unemployment rate has ranked highest in the nation. The national average, according to the U.S. Labor Department, is 6.2%, whileMore >>
  • Police still investigating whether Vicksburg incident was an abduction

    Police find 2-month-old child allegedly abducted in Vicksburg

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:52:07 GMT
    According to law enforcement sources, a 2-month-old baby in Vicksburg has been found, along with the man who is accused of abducting the child.  We are told that suspect kicked in the door at 400 BayouMore >>
    The mother of the child reported that her ex-boyfriend, Kevin Buck, entered her house and took the child without her permission.
    More >>
  • Tropical wave development possible, not likely

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:19:08 GMT
    There is currently a lot of misinformation (and fear) floating around the Internet about the development of a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean threatening the Gulf Coast of the United States late next week.More >>
    There is currently a lot of misinformation (and fear) floating around the Internet about the development of a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean threatening the Gulf Coast of the United States late next week.More >>
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Heavy rains that hit the Charlotte-area on Thursday caused some localized flooding in areas, forcing some street closures, flooded cars and homes and possibly more snakes.

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility worker was injured on Thursday after they were bitten by a snake while out on a call.  

CMUD officials say the employee is expected to be okay.

According to the United States Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, snakes often become displaced after a storm or flooding event.  

"As a result, many of these animals are seeking shelter and food in areas close to people," officials posted online. "These areas, out of the way of high water, include the inside of homes, storage sheds, barns and other buildings."

Officials say damaged structures have a higher probability of attracting snakes because of the many accessible entrances.  

Displaced snakes may also be found under debris scattered by the flood or in debris piles created during the cleanup effort.

Copyright 2013 WBTV. All rights reserved.