ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — It’s baby snake season in Maryland, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

DNR said juvenile snakes often look different than adults.

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All snakes in Maryland a great for pest control in one form or another, DNR reports. They help keep the rodent populations in check and even help by consuming ticks that are found on rodents.

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DNR also said snake venom is being used to develop blood pressure medications and researchers are even looking at copperhead venom to find a cure for cancer.

 

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