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Thomasville neighborhood dealing with invasion of venomous snakes

Posted at 5:25 PM, Sep 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 22:16:14-04

THOMASVILLE, Ga. — One neighborhood in Thomasville is dealing with an invasion of venomous snakes.

In the back yard of Christine Ford's house, she and her family have had several run-ins with the venomous snakes. She says she's lived here for more than 40 years and this is the first year this has ever been a problem.

And she's not the only one. Multiple neighbors on Crimson Circle say there's been a recent increase of snakes on their properties. Ford says in the past few months, her husband has killed close to 20.

One of her main concerns is the safety of her young nephew. Ford says she is sometimes afraid to go into her back yard.

"It's causing a problem. When my husband goes out there, they are everywhere. It's scary, it's dangerous," said Ford. "I usually park my car in the back but now I park it in the front and I'm living in fear."

Thomasville's Mayor pro tem, Terry Scott, says the snakes appear to be coming from some water on one specific property.

The city is working to contact the property owner before it can take further action to get rid of the snakes.

We spoke to a nearby wildlife control center. They told us if you do come in contact with the snakes, it's important that you walk away slowly. Try not to interact with the animals in anyway because they are venomous.

A city council meeting will take place Monday at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers.

A few people from Crimson Circle are planning to attend to talk about the snakes.