As a forest worker in the southeast, you are likely to encounter a variety of wildlife while on the job. in Alabama, you may encounter deer, wild turkeys, rabbits, squirrels, and coyotes. Another species of wildlife that you may encounter in the forest is snakes. The ability to identify snakes while in the forest — venomous, nonvenomous, and endangered snakes — is important for a number of reasons, but primarily to keep you safe on the job.