Senate Bill 64 removes all State protections for rattlesnakes in Alabama. As if snakes were not under enough pressure, now certain cities in Alabama will be allowed to do whatever they want with them, including kill all of them they can find at public events and festivals.

Can I shoot a snake on my property in Alabama?

Is it illegal to kill snakes in Alabama? You are not allowed to capture, kill, sell or trade any of the following species in Alabama: Eastern Indigo, Eastern King, Eastern Coral, Gulf Salt Marsh, Prairie King, Rainbow, Speckled King or Southern Hognose snake.

Are there any protected snakes in Alabama?

(f) Other State or Federally protected nongame species. In addition any required federal permits for federally protected species must be obtained.

Common Name Scientific Name
Snake, Eastern King Lampropeltis getula
Snake, Eastern Coral Micrurus fulvius
Snake, Gulf Salt Marsh Nerodia fasciata clarkii

Are Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes protected in Alabama?

What’s the status of the timber rattler in Alabama? And the diamondback? “Neither is protected, but the eastern diamondback is considered by the Department of Conservation to be a species of high conservation concern.

Should I kill a rattlesnake in my yard?

If you encounter a venomous snake in your yard, take it seriously. The snake should be removed to ensure that no one, including pets, gets hurt. Note: This does not mean the snake has to be killed. In many places, you can call animal-control or local police or fire departments to remove the snake.

Can you keep venomous snakes in Alabama?

NOTE: Venomous reptiles which have never naturally existed in the wild in Alabama (i.e. non-indigenous) have not been legal to possess in Alabama since 2001.

How do I keep snakes out of my yard in Alabama?

Clean the yards regularly

Yards should be free from piles of grass, leaves or compost, stacks of firewood and any other plants which can give shelter to Mobile snakes. Gardens should be regularly mowed and make sure that yards are not packed up with thick trees and shrubs.

What states have no venomous snakes?

The best American state for snake-o-phobes is Alaska, home to no poisonous serpents. In fact, no snakes of any kind have been documented as permanent homesteaders. Close also-rans are Hawaii and Maine, with respectively one and one possible venomous snake species.

Are timber rattlesnakes federally protected?

Conservation Status: Timber and canebrake rattlesnakes are not protected in the southern states and the species is not considered to be in serious danger, but populations are steadily decreasing over the geographic range, primarily due to habitat destruction and other human activities.