It was about this time last year that we showed you snakes at Bethany Lakes Park in Allen. The city told residents they weren’t venomous, and people should just steer clear of them.
Now park visitors in another part of Collin County are reporting concerns about the snake population.
It didn’t take us long to find snakes atBob Woodruff Park in Plano. We saw several swimming in the pond.
“In one walk around this pond, we saw 14-plus snakes,” said Tracy Nix, who frequents the park. “We lost count at the snakes.”
Nix and his son fish at Woodruff. On their last visit, snakes came uncomfortably close. “Two of the bigger ones were within 18 inches of my feet when I was standing on the bank, fishing,” Nix said.
Nix feared kids would get too close. Hundreds of families visit Woodruff on a typical weekend.
“Most kids like to get close to the water, and they don’t know the difference between a snake and a turtle,” he said.