WARNING! Big Snakes Have Moved Into Minnesota State Park!
If you are visiting this Minnesota State Park you should be on the lookout for big snakes that are quick to strike/bite if cornered!
Minnesota has over 60 beautiful state parks.
But there is one state park in southeastern Minnesota on the Iowa border that put out a “Snake Warning” on their Facebook page.
Lake Louise State Park by Leroy, Minnesota is asking visitors to Please Use Caution when visiting.
From the City of LeRoy, MN Facebook page:
SNAKE FYI: Please use caution if you visit the dam at Lake Louise. Northern water snakes have made their home in the large hole in the concrete.
Here’s what we know from the DNR:
- The snakes are non-venomous.
- They’re quick to strike/bite if cornered.
- They also mimic rattlesnakes.
- They eat amphibians and fish.
- Under Minnesota Statute, native snake species are considered “protected wildlife”.
Please do not harm the snakes. The best action is to give them space.
According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Northern Water Snake is a thick, medium-length snake marked with dark splotches and bands on a lighter background. It is active in the daytime.