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USI Officials Warn of Baby Snakes

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Young copperheads may be found in grassy areas

Safety officials at the University of Southern Indiana are advising students and visitors to watch out for baby snakes. WNIN’s John Gibson explains:

On its Facebook page, USI Public Safety says baby copperheads are born in September and early October.

So, officials say if you are out and about -- especially on the USI trails -- to be alert in grassy areas.

They say copperheads are not aggressive, so they will leave you alone if you leave them alone.

Baby copperheads have a distinctive yellow or green tip on their tails.

Experts say their venom is relatively mild and their bites are rarely fatal, but seek immediate medical attention if you happen to be bitten.