What Are Some Signs of Baby Snakes Under Your Porch?

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The most obvious sign of the snake's presence is spotting them. Baby snakes will start exploring the surroundings close to their nest after only a few days. However, if you are looking for the subtle signs of their presence, it may not be that easy, especially during the winter season. Snakes will not cause damage like other wildlife creatures. Once they enter the space beneath your porch, they may stay there for months. Here are some possible signs of their presence.

· Snake Skin- Depending on the species of snakes, environment, diet, and growth rate, baby snakes will shed their skin 2-3 times per month. It also increases the probability that you will encounter this sign. The dry skin of the snake may be in a crumpled heap or a whole sheet. You will often discover them close to the nesting area of the snake.

· Tracks- Even small snakes will create slither-tracks that will indicate that there is a baby snake closeby.

· Smell- Some snakes will have this distinctive odor. Once you notice a strange smell coming from your porch, you might want to get this checked since there may be an unwanted guest dwelling there.

· Droppings- It is easy to determine the droppings of a baby snake. It may look like the feces of a bird but with hairs of animals and body parts of insects. Go back to the home page: Snakes of Allentown