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Copperheads!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by antiquebuff, May 8, 2008.

  1. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We came home last night and there was a big copperhead snake sleeking across our carport! My husband almost stepped on it! I think it was going to my baby chicks on the front porch. Needless to say , it never made it! Does this snake like chicks? I am in Western NC and we have plenty of these. I use hardware cloth on all my runs all over. I don't think they can get it but the thought of it makes me shiver! :thun
     
  2. gila_dog

    gila_dog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty creepy. My dog got bit by a rattlesnake last summer. The snake was invisible in the dark, and was lurking by the sidewalk near a friend's porch. Dog survived ok, and I learned a lesson. Never walk around in the dark during the summer without a flashlight.

    Will they eat baby chicks? I'll bet they will. Or maybe mice were hanging around the chicken enclosure because of the feed. A friend had several snakes come into her house one summer. After some detective work it was found that they had followed mice into the dryer vent, and thru a hole in the pipe into the house.
     

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