In Georgia, we have 40 species of snakes that include six venomous snakes. On Skidaway Island, the snakes we most often see are rat snakes, garter snakes, corn snakes, and copperheads. Although this region is home to all six venomous snakes, the only one that I have ever seen on the island is the copperhead, which is quite common.
When many people look at The Landings’ 151 lagoons, the first word that comes to mind is beautiful, but for The Landings Association’s Environmental Manager Sean Burgess, the first word that comes to mind is functional.
The beauty of The Landings is undeniable to anyone who dares to take a look. Sprawling golf courses, beautiful trees and flowers, co-mingled with some of nature’s most exotic creatures -- furry, gilled, and feathered -- help make up this island paradise.
But living among such beautiful creatures often can be hard on residents’ landscape designs. It is well known that deer and other animals enjoy feasting on plants and flowers. In fact, they find certain varieties even tastier than others. Despite your best efforts to thwart their meal plans, they seem to win every time.
There is a misconception that if you want to be a Skidaway Island First Responder you must have a medical background. We are a team of 24 people with a smorgasbord of backgrounds.
Each January, we offer a class to perspective new members in hopes that we can continue to grow our team. We offer more than 40 hours of training so that we are prepared for all medical emergencies that may occur.