What should I do if I find a snake in my house or yard?

Snakes are nomadic and will usually move on very quickly. Most of the snakes in our area are Texas rat snakes which are non-venomous. If the snake is in your yard, wait a while. They are generally passing through. If the snake is in your garage, you can leave the garage door open for a while and wait for the snake to find its own way out. If you have a snake in your home, you will need to contact a pest control or wildlife removal company for assistance.

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1. What do I need to adopt a dog, a cat, or other pet from the shelter?
2. Do I need to license and/or register my pet?
3. Does Animal Services provide traps for nuisance animals and/or wildlife?
4. What is the shelter's approach to TNR (Trap, Neuter and Release)?
5. What is the shelter's position on "No Kill"?
6. What should I do if I find a snake in my house or yard?
7. What other animal services agencies are there in the area?
8. What if I found a deceased animal?
9. Does the shelter offer veterinary services?