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Old 12-05-2010, 08:44 PM
 
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My daughters and I are planning on a visit to the Charleston area, but fear of spiders and snakes is a concern. I visited there in late September a few years ago and never saw a snake or spider, but I heard that time of year was when they started to be less of them. We were thinking of coming in March or April and wonder, is that when they all start to come out? Is there a good time of year to be there that has less of them, but still nice weather? We're from Alaska, so not used to either of the critters!
Thanks,
Susan
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:20 AM
 
Location: N.Charleston,SC
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You can find plenty of spiders and snakes in Sept if your in the right place Susan.


You should be fine in March or April. Will you be in the woods?
You can find spiders just about everywhere in the summer, but the snakes are a different story......
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:50 AM
 
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I think alot of folks believe there are alligators, snakes, and spiders running rampant across the south. LOL

Watch where you step!





And wear snake boots!




LOL
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:07 AM
 
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you have a better chance of being mauled by a bear or trampled by a moose in your home state! Your chances of a snake encounter are minimal, unless you go looking for them.
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Old 12-06-2010, 03:18 PM
 
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Where exactly do you plan to visit?

Snakes are not slithering past the shops on King Street en masse or sunning themselves at the beach....
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Old 12-06-2010, 03:21 PM
 
Location: In a George Strait Song
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I think alot of folks believe there are alligators, snakes, and spiders running rampant across the south. LOL

Watch where you step!





And wear snake boots!




LOL

This reminds me of the time I visited England, and an acquaintance, when asking me about life in the States, asked me if I was scared to go places by myself...."because everyone in America is walking around with guns."
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Summerville
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This reminds me of the time I visited England, and an acquaintance, when asking me about life in the States, asked me if I was scared to go places by myself...."because everyone in America is walking around with guns."
Yeah we all have them strapped to our hips...
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:14 PM
 
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Sounds like we will be ok, I just remember one of the guys who worked at the hotel I was staying at told me how beautiful it was in the springtime and a great time to visit, but when i asked about snakes and spiders, he told me that's when they all start coming out and chances of running into the snakes or seeing spiders about are much higher.
I totally get it about mis-conceptions, people still ask me occasionally if we see many igloos where we live, lol! But, I lived in Oklahoma for a year and there really were snakes and spiders everywhere! My girls are rather paranoid of venomous spiders, so I want it to be a good experience for them and re-assure them they don't have to worry.
We plan to visit the Charleston area, the plantations around, Isle of Palms and Sullivans Island and I'm not sure where else. Any suggestions?

Thanks for the replies!!
Susan
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Here and There
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Sounds like we will be ok, I just remember one of the guys who worked at the hotel I was staying at told me how beautiful it was in the springtime and a great time to visit, but when i asked about snakes and spiders, he told me that's when they all start coming out and chances of running into the snakes or seeing spiders about are much higher.
I totally get it about mis-conceptions, people still ask me occasionally if we see many igloos where we live, lol! But, I lived in Oklahoma for a year and there really were snakes and spiders everywhere! My girls are rather paranoid of venomous spiders, so I want it to be a good experience for them and re-assure them they don't have to worry.
We plan to visit the Charleston area, the plantations around, Isle of Palms and Sullivans Island and I'm not sure where else. Any suggestions?

Thanks for the replies!!
Susan
Stay out of the woods, you will be fine.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Here and There
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Where exactly do you plan to visit?

Snakes are not slithering past the shops on King Street en masse or sunning themselves at the beach....
Why just last July I saw one buying an extra skinny latte at Starbucks on King
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