April is prime time for snakes in Texas creeks, including our own beautiful Wolf Pen Creek. As park staff worked on spring event preparations Wednesday afternoon, we received a surprise visit from a nice-sized Texas Rat Snake. Apparently, we scared him every bit as much as he scared us! We knew the non-venomous visitor was in the vicinity after someone found a snakeskin on Tuesday. Some of our braver staff members secured the snake and John Woodcock (pictured) released it safely in a less-developed area of the park.
If you have a similar encounter, remember that plants and animals have protected status in city parks so please don’t harm them. If you think a snake might be dangerous, call us at 979.764.6385 or call Animal Control at 979.764.3600.
To help you identify different snakes in Wolf Pen Creek Park, photos are posted at the kiosk near the wolf sculpture at the park entrance on Holleman Drive.
Recreation Supervisor/Special Events | Parks and Recreation