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Since you asked: Are there snakes in the sand dunes?

| Wendy Victora Rudman
Here’s your answer: After Navarre Press posted a “Since you asked” about the dunes being off limits for foot traffic, Becky Cunningham posted in the Facebook comments that there were rattlesnakes in the dunes. We followed up with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, whose spokesperson, Bekah Nelson, said that rattlesnakes can in fact make their homes in local sand dunes.
Rattlesnakes and cotton rats can both be found in the dunes on Navarre Beach and other barrier islands. Stock photos

 

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