My friends Travel Agent told her- that May through August is Snake Season on Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana. I had never heard of this before and assumed it was a Huge Joke until I found several news reports on Google regarding serious attacks by the "Dominican Rattler" recently. The snake is referred to as, "Pepe the Long One". Apparently Dominican Rattle Snakes reach 6 feet in length. I went on to read that almost every resort this year is going to be spraying the Holes in the Sand for these hungry long Snakes.
I thought it was a big joke until I actually Googled it and all this info came up.. I for one will be wearing my Shoes on the Beach. Apparently the first thing these Snakes do is go for your Big toe.