**A Fascinating Encounter with a Majestic Snake at Jeffries Creek Park**

If you’re a fan of Indiana Jones, then you’ll definitely be intrigued by the recent sighting of an enormous snake at Florence’s Jeffries Creek Park. Hiker Meredith Langley couldn’t contain her excitement as she shared her thrilling experience on Facebook with the South Carolina Hiking club. Hiker at Jeffries Creek Park

Langley was amazed at how perfectly the snake blended with its natural habitat. In her Facebook post, she mentioned how this encounter served as a valuable teaching opportunity for her own children who sometimes forget not to run ahead of her on trails.

Upon closer inspection, it was revealed that the snake in question was a brown water snake from the Nerodia genus. Luckily, these snakes are not deadly. Greg Lucas, a biologist with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, confirmed the species.

One interesting fact about these water snakes is that their thick, muscular bodies make them appear larger than they actually are. Lucas explained that water snakes typically grow to be between 30 and 60 inches long when fully matured.

Langley also shared that her weekly hikes in the area often bring encounters with copperhead snakes, as water snakes and water moccasins are common residents. The snake she saw during this particular hike was at least four feet long when fully extended, according to her estimations. What amazed Langley the most was the snake’s calm demeanor.

“It watched me with stillness and reserve, without any aggression or fear. It conveyed a sense of confidence in its ability to defend itself if necessary, yet it didn’t feel the need to exert that energy unnecessarily,” Langley explained.

Langley expressed her deep appreciation for the opportunity to witness such a magnificent creature in its natural habitat. She emphasized the importance of respecting and revering the homes of these creatures whenever we venture into nature with her children. Brown water snake

If you’re as captivated by snakes as Langley, feel free to share her post with your family and friends who share the same fascination! Let’s spread the love for these incredible creatures.