Frequently Asked Questions

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How many species of snakes are there in South Carolina? How many are venomous?

Are there any visual clues I can look for on a snake to determine if it is venomous or not?

I have a snake near my home, will DNR remove it?

Are there any protected reptile and amphibian species in South Carolina?

What can I do to control the turtle population in my private pond?

How do I get the turtles to stop eating all my fish in my private pond?

What do I do if I have an alligator near my house?


Will Dillman - SCDNR Herpetologist

Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries
PO Box 23205
Columbia, SC 29224
Phone: 803-734-3886
Fax: 803-734-6020

E-mail: dillmanj@dnr.sc.gov