• Hurricane Irma: Rise in snake bites in Jacksonville


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    City officials are warning people not to play in Hurricane Irma floodwaters after a rise in reported snake bites.

    The Florida Department of Health warns that wildlife including snakes and alligators may have been displaced by Irma's strong winds and rain.

    Health officials are warning against playing in floodwaters because of hygiene concerns and the risk of snake bites.

    Action News Jax viewer Debbie Womack said her son's friend killed a large snake on Monday, when Hurricane Irma moved through our area.

    She said the snake was found near Marsh Creek on Anastasia Island.

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