Knowing what snakes live in Oklahoma can help people properly identify them when they encounter them.
The Noble Research Institute in Ardmore will host a Learning About the Snakes of Oklahoma seminar from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Monday, May 20 at the Southern Tech Auditorium.
Noble Research Institute senior wildlife and fisheries consultant Mike Porter will provide attendees with the need-to-know information about snakes in Oklahoma.
“People often fear snakes because they don’t understand them. Only a few Oklahoma snake species pose risks to people,” Porter said.
Topics will include:
• The basics of snake biology.
• The largest snake species in Oklahoma.
• The smallest snake species in Oklahoma.
• The venomous snakes in Oklahoma.
• Common nonvenomous snakes in Oklahoma.
• How to avoid snake bites.
• Snake bite first aid.
There is no registration fee, but preregistration is required. For more information and to register, visit www.noble.org/events online. Registration will close on May 13.