Thursday, October 01, 2015

Copperhead

Copperheads are the most common snake on my property.  Yes, they are venomous.  However, they are the least venomous snake, they are small, and they keep to themselves.  They are not going to kill a healthy adult human.  This video is a rare sighting of one out and about.  They are almost always found under piles of things or in wood piles.  They can be very difficult to see; they burrow as much into the leaves as possible and their coloring takes care of the rest.  Wherever they live, they are there for a reason - to keep populations of other critters in check.  I have relocated 6 in my time here.  I just scoop them into a bucket or put a large jar over them and slide a board under them and carry them to a better location for all of our safety.