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DALLAS If you haven't seen a snake in your yard so far this year, consider yourself lucky. There's a good chance one is going to pop up.

The hot and dry conditions following a wetter-than-normal winter in North Texas have led to a spike in snake sightings, and an increase in snake bites.

Texas Parks and Wildlife says there are 15 types of venomous snakes roaming across the state, including copperheads, cottonmouths, rattlesnakes, and coral snakes.

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