Rangers advise people to avoid copperheads

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. 

Towns cancel April meetings

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


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