My DH was almost bit by a Copperhead

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by nccountrygirl, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    I sent Jeff down to the coops to lock up the girls and there lay a coiled Copperhead about 2 ft long and about 3 inches round. Thank God I asked him to do that while there was a little bit of light or he would have been bitten, it was laying right where he steps to shut up the teen's coop. The girls alerted him that there was danger, he saw them jumping at something and there the predator lay. Please everyone be cautious and aware that snakes are out in full force.
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2008
  2. peeboo

    peeboo Songster

    Apr 9, 2008
    fort bragg nc
    man o man, glad things are alright, thanks for reminding me though. i've heard stories of having alot of them around here. yikes. already seen a bobcat.
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    thank god he wasnt bitten!! we also have killed my dog a few years ago....i'll be more alert since reading this..thanks, Wendy
  4. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Franklin, NC
    I live in Franklin, NC and we have killed two already that came from the woods onto our carport and just lay there! Not even near the chickens! We almost stepped on them........
    I am glad your hubby is ok!
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    [​IMG] Ohhhhh. I would have definately ran screaming like a little girl! Now, garden snakes, black snakes, they dont bother me as much...but copperheads....rattlers...and the likes!! [​IMG] Im so glad your DH was not bitten.
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    glad we don't have snakes in the city. Wow!
  7. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Mahonri, is Jared your brother?
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2008
  8. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Quote:You sure about that?????? [​IMG] They have had one in the hospital where my husband Denver. Snakes are EVERYWHERE (well, except when I lived in alaska).....
  9. blurose

    blurose Songster

    May 25, 2008
    Winston, Oregon
    Snakes ie rattlers and sidewinders definately in the cities of Phoenix and Glendale ,AZ, as well as scorpions. :mad: I've seen em all myself as a kid.
  10. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    they have always been down by the creek here which is a bit away from the house, and as of yesterday, past my neighbors 4 horses. But I havent seen any up at the house, just big garter snakes. My uncle always said they smelled like cucumber was a good way to tell. I dont know about that though.

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