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got a copperhead tonight, right in front of our coop.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by TheCapps', Jul 24, 2011.

  1. TheCapps'

    TheCapps' Out Of The Brooder

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    first snake we have seen, we've only lived here four months now, but the neighbors who have been here 7 years said they have never seen a snake.
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  2. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Isn't that a copperhead?
     
  3. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh duh. Just re-read the post title where it says "Copperhead"... so, it's been a long day.

    Glad you got him before he got something or someone.
     
  4. Tylt33

    Tylt33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yikes! How long is that thing? Beautiful snake... but freaky.
     
  5. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    Glad you got him! Snakes freak me out!
     
  6. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats a good size copperhead glad nobody got bit. my sister lives in va a few months ago her hubby an to kids found one an he started to play with it with there son who is 9 she come walking out an said what the h--- are you doing thats a copperhead her hubby says ops an then killed it she was so md.lol
     
  7. cluckcluckboom

    cluckcluckboom Out Of The Brooder

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    man he's HUGE
     
  8. angry gary

    angry gary Out Of The Brooder

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    where there's one.......
     
  9. TheCapps'

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    the pic may be a little deciving, it was maybe 2ft and 3/4 to an inch in diameter. I think they get bigger, the craziest part was after i completely severed the head, it was still trying to strike at me when i got close to it. I have always heard with a poisonous snake to burn the head as that is where the venom is, just to be sure noone accidentally gets injected. pretty wild to see a severed head be consious of what is going on.
     
  10. effie

    effie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    same thing here-we had one we beheaded and it would try to strike for a long time after.....just turn it's head toward you and try to bite you. I looked at my husband and said "that thing is made from the devil". nasty things!!!!! they have that old saying " they don't really die till the sun goes down"---I believe it!
     

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