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SNAKES - Snake trapping, removal, control and exclusion in Augusta, Broadway,
Elkton, Grottoes, Harrisonburg, Luray, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Staunton,
Timberville, Warren, Waynesboro and Woodstock.
Harrisonburg Snake Removal
Rockingham Snake Removal
Staunton Snake Removal
Waynesboro Snake Removal
There are numerous species of snakes in Harrisonburg, Virginia that a landowner may find on their property.
Most snakes in Harrisonburg, Virginia are harmless if not beneficial to humans. This web page only helps
identify the four species of snake that are venomous in Virginia (Northern Copperhead, Eastern
Cottonmouth, Canebrake Rattlesnake, and the Timber Rattlesnake). To identify other species of snake in
Virginia visit the Virginia Herpetological Society.
The snakes are classified as a non-game protected species. Virginia code allows for the taking of a species
found committing or about to commit depredation upon ornamental or shade trees, agricultural crops,
wildlife, livestock or other property or when concentrated in numbers and manners as to constitute a health
hazard or other nuisance §29.1-100. The nuisance classification does not pertain to threatened or endangered
species, animals classified as game or fur-bearing animals, and those species protected by state or federal law.
All species of snake except the cranebrake are capable of being classified as a nuisance by Virginia landowners.
The cranebrake rattlesnake is a state endangered species and therefore can not be taken at any time. As with
all wildlife non-lethal control measures should be exhausted before lethal measures are used.
In Harrisonburg, Virginia it is illegal to:
*set a trap where it would be likely to injure persons, dogs, stock or fowl § 29.1-521,
*not visit all traps once each day and remove all animals caught § 29.1-521,
*transport, release, or relocate a snake anywhere other than the property it was caught on
*poison any animal (including snakes) other than rats and mice on your property 4VAC15-40-50.
In Harrisonburg, Virginia it is legal to:
*classify a snake (except cranebrake rattlesnake, is state protected) as a nuisance if it is committing or
about to commit depredation upon ornamental or shade trees, agricultural crops, wildlife, livestock or
other property or when concentrated in numbers and manners as to constitute a health hazard or other
nuisance therefore allowing for the taking of the animal. §29.1-100
There are many diseases that wildlife species are capable of carrying and transferring to humans (zoonotic
diseases). While all zoonotic diseases are a serious threat to humans this website will only address those that
are a concern for Virginia residents.
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