The mere sight of a snake sends many people into a panic. Once you learn a bit more about these beneficial creatures, perhaps some of the fear may subside.

Snakes are with us — no matter where in central Pennsylvania you may live — and it’s best for you, and the snakes, to learn how better to live with these creatures.

Chris Brady is managing editor at The Standard-Journal and can be reached at chris@standard-journal.com.

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