Big South Fork program is about snakes

Big South Fork program is about snakes


ONEIDA (AP) - Visitors to Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area can get up close and personal with snakes.

Park Ranger Dustin Beaty will present a program Saturday evening at Bandy Creek Campground. Beaty will bring along a couple of pals - a corn snake and a black rat snake. Both are well-behaved.

He'll also tell visitors how to avoid a personal encounter with venomous reptiles that are native to the Cumberland Plateau. The take-away information is what to do if bitten. Beaty will also explain precautions to take when hiking or camping.

The free program at 7 p.m. EDT will be presented at the campfire circle.

Big South Fork is on the Tennessee-Kentucky border near Oneida, Tenn.

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