As Louisiana's Corona virus numbers had seemed to be leveling, suddenly the state Tuesday posted the largest one-day spike in deaths, an additional 129, breaking above 1,000 in Louisiana's COVID-19 fatalities at 1,013.
Richland Parish residents have been seeing more copperhead snakes than usually during the past week.
Poverty Point State Historic Site Ranger Mark Brink said the snakes are more active now because it is their mating season.
“Copperheads do mate in the spring which is why more people are seeing them right now,” he said.
As the name suggests, these snakes have a copper-brown or tan color, and they have darker spots or markings along their bodies.
East Baton Rouge Parish is Louisiana's most populated parish. U.S. 2020 Census estimates rank EBR in 1st place with 440,000 residents.
While Louisiana’s COVID-19 case count appears to be leveling off, Governor John Bel Edwards Tuesday warned of taking slightly better numbers to mean infection rates are diminishing. The Louisiana Department of Health posted 1,417 additional Coronavirus cases since Monday, 400 less than the 1,857 new cases posted the day before.
All three of the town council meetings scheduled for next Monday in Richland Parish have been cancelled.
The Delhi, Mangham and Rayville town councils normally meet on the second Monday of each moth.
However, all meetings have been cancelled in order to comply with thepublic health emergency and shelter in place orders declared by Gov. John Bel Edwards