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Milk snake documented locally

milk snake

        Progress reader Linda Fleming sent this photo of a milk snake from her deck on Saturday, May 11th.

Fleming said before sending it to the Progress, she sent the photo to the DNR for identification.

Thomas Floyd, a Certified Wildlife Biologist, Wildlife Conservation, replied to her query, "Wow! That’s a rare milk snake! It’s nonvenomous....completely harmless...related to the king snake.”

The biologist added that this is a county first, as a milk snake had never officially been documented from Pickens County before.