ok..today, i opened the drawer of my sewing table and found an 18 inch copperhead, nestled under some fabric. i almost got bit by the thing too! here is a picture of the type of table i have. http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:...3HFLXQ&t=1&usg=__Q4UWxvNfzJHPVJntk-92Boealjs= its completely sealed in the back, and there is less than a half inch gap on the bottom..the drawers were tightly shut, and the drawer part is completely separate and sealed from the rest of the table. also, i found it in the second drawer and i am wondering about the plausibility of it having squeezed under the tiny gap, and then climbing upwards in an even smaller gap to reach that particular drawer. i honestly think it was a certain child of mine but i just need a second opinion..i am so freaked out right now because this snake was MAD when i almost grabbed it.