You should never pick up a turtle by the tail — it can hurt it. So, pick it up by grabbing on each side of its shell behind the front legs.
Do snakes have a nose? How to identify a venomous snake. Removing a snake from the house. More.
A vigorous wildlife habitat will have snakes. Venomous snakes in the yard, however, are worrisome. Here are tips for safe coexistence.
Most of us call any turtle a “turtle.” Environmentalists and researchers, however, make a distinction between “turtle,” “tortoise” and “terrapin.’
When we can set aside our fears, we find that snakes are fascinating animals who deserve respect as beneficial predators of rodents, other pests.