I found a snake on my property. What should I do?
Occasionally you will find a snake on your property. The two most common types of snakes encountered in Lafayette are the Garter snake and the Bull snake; both species are non-venomous. Snakes are beneficial to humans because they eat rodents and insects. Occasionally Bull snakes are mistaken for rattlesnakes because they mimic rattlesnakes by beating their tails on the ground. Look carefully at the snake's tail. If it does not have a rattle, it is likely a Bull snake. If you find a snake, leave it alone, provide an escape route and it will likely go on its way.

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1. Does my dog have to be on leash when we go for a walk?
2. Can my cat roam in the neighborhood?
3. My neighbor's dog barks constantly. What should I do?
4. Do I have to license my dog?
5. I was bitten by an animal. Should I report the incident?
6. My pet is lost. What should I do?
7. I found a stray or feral cat. What should I do?
8. Does the City of Lafayette have a Pit Bull ban?
9. How many dogs and/or cats can I own as a Lafayette resident?
10. I have an unknown critter living in, under or around my house. Will the City remove the animal for me?
11. There is a skunk/raccoon in my window well. What should I do?
12. Can I trap nuisance wildlife on my property?
13. I found a dead, wild animal on my property. What do I do?
14. I found a bat in my house or around my property. Should I be concerned?
15. I saw a coyote or fox in my neighborhood. Should I be concerned?
16. I saw an injured wild animal. What should I do?
17. I found a snake on my property. What should I do?
18. I have a bee hive on my property. Will the City remove it for me?
19. What do I do with deceased wildlife found on private property?