Stay Alert for Wildlife on CPCC Campuses

With the heavy rains we’ve had recently, it’s possible snakes and other wildlife have been disturbed. In fact, there have been snake sightings at both the Merancas and Levine campuses (including a copperhead spotted at Merancas!) Please be alert as you make your way around CPCC’s campuses. If you see a snake or other wild animal, please keep your distance, and alert College Security.

In addition to snakes, Canada geese are once again establishing nests on CPCC’s campuses; the largest concentration can be found at the Levine Campus. They are a federally protected species. The geese can become extremely aggressive and territorial if they feel their nests are being threatened, so please try to avoid the geese if possible. If provoked or if the geese feel their nest is in danger, their natural defense is to chase or attack any threat. Therefore, please proceed with caution as you travel to/from campus.

Snake Sightings At Levine Campus

College Security reports the recent sightings of two snakes that appeared to be copperheads on the Levine Campus.

Copperhead

Copperhead snake

The snakes were seen around the pond area at Levine. One snake was about 2-feet long, while the other was 3- to 3½-feet long. The shorter snake was close to the rock run off, near the railing overlooking the pond. The longer snake was sighted toward the back, at the larger rocks, next to the pond fountain controls.
With the heavy rains we’ve had recently, it’s possible snakes and other wildlife have been disturbed. Please be alert as you make your way around CPCC’s campuses. If you see a snake or other wild animal, please keep your distance, and alert College Security.