Snake safety 101: How to snake-proof your home & yard

San Antonio Zoo snake expert shares tips for homeowners

Do you know where snakes like to hide? Fiona learns snake safety tips from a San Antonio Zoo snake expert that could save you from a slithery encounter. Article on

SAN ANTONIO – Snakes hibernate, so they’re literally coming out of the ground in spring and summer. That often means they’re waking up to new neighborhoods that have been built on top of their homes.

So how do you keep snakes out of your new home and yard? San Antonio Zoo snake expert Craig Pelke shares some pointers.

1. Check your fence for gaps and fill them in. You can use cedar planks, which are pretty cheap, or build up your flower beds so there’s no space under your fence line.

2. Check your garage for holes and fill them.

3. Don’t keep hollow logs around. Snakes love them.

Watch the video above for more tips.

About the Authors:

Diana Winters is a San Antonio-area native, Emmy award-winning and GLAAD-nominated journalist and baker who loves the Alamo City. She is the executive producer of SA Live, creator of South Texas PRIDE and co-creator of Texas Eats.

Fiona Gorostiza lights up the airwaves of the Alamo City with her fresh, energetic style, quick wit, and adventurous spirit.