This morning - just a little while ago - I opened the barn door as usual to let the birds out and looked down at a mouse trap I set last night, which was again empty. As Hansel and Gretel, my geese, came through the door a copperhead snake lunged at them. It was laying curled on the opposite end of the bottom ledge of the door and was less than two feet long. This is the first time I've ever seen a live copperhead snake and the adrenilin was rushing through me as I ran to the garage to get a shovel to kill it with. I was so grossed out but had to do it! Does anybody think it's remotely possible that this is what has been tripping my mouse traps baited with peanut butter??? Four nights in a row and every trap tripped and bait eaten. Geez - I'm still shaking!