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Heidi Hendricks wrote at 2007-08-21 05:06:51
In response to your friend worrying about snakes in Alaska, the previous response in absolutely correct.  I've lived in Alaska my entire life and have (unfortunately) never come across a snake... And I was born and raised in Southeast.  Though I've never heard of turtles being seen in the wild, we most definitely have toads, frogs, and a wide variety fish and mammals including deer, moose, BEARS etc.  Growing up with a father as a commercial fisherman, I've even seen sand sharks, or as we call them salmon sharks, reaching 5-6 feet in length.  Anyways, Alaska is an amazing place to live- and I am sure your friend will love the laid back atmosphere and gorgeous surroundings.  I now live near Wasilla, and I have to agree with the first posting- Palmer (which 5-10 min outside Wasilla- Is probably one of my favorite places too!  

rickrydell wrote at 2009-02-17 15:34:55

Sorry to correct you  but there are garder snakes in South Central Alaska and Bristol Bay too. I have personally seen and caught them at remote camps in both locations. They are not numerous but they exist.

john kinzel wrote at 2014-05-14 19:45:25
Did the alaskan snow snake get wiped out. They were good eating.


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I am very knowledgable and experienced on where to go and what to do in ALASKA. I spent 3 years hiking and doing my wildlife and scenic photography there and can offer a multitude of traveling advice (and helpful hints) while in or traveling to Alaska.


I have traveled all over Alaska, including the end of the Aleutian Island chain, driven on every single named highway in and around Alaska (except one), climbed and camped out on Gulkana Glacier, and fished for halibut in Prince William Sound. I spent my finest hours photographing caribou, moose, grizzly, and bald eagles.

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