Snakes on a road

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To the editor:

The warmer weather has started bringing out our local snakes onto roads and highways. What makes it so bad is that I have seen people purposely swerve to run over snakes. 

Do you know that some snakes are protected by North Carolina law? Eight of them, in fact. 

Snakes are good for our area. They keep down the rodent, frog and insect population. Some kill other snakes. A snake isn’t going to seek you out to hurt you. So why not let them be on the roads? Sometimes, it’s unavoidable, but many times, snakes can be easily missed. 

The saying “the only good snake is a dead snake” is wrong.

Sean Ward