second copperhead of the summer

helenh(z6 SW MO)August 14, 2013

It was curled in a tight ball under some tomatoes. I am at war. First step - mow. .

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sunnyside1(z6/SW Mo.)

Oh, Helen -- please be careful!!
Sunny

    Bookmark   August 14, 2013 at 10:48PM
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helenh(z6 SW MO)

It is very fat. I am wondering if it is full of babies.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2013 at 11:27PM
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sunnyside1(z6/SW Mo.)

Well, it sorta has that "Madonna Smile" --
Sunny

    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 10:06AM
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helenh(z6 SW MO)

The snake was fat so I cut it open to see what was inside- eleven baby snakes.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 11:38PM
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christie_sw_mo(Z6)

Well now you've gotten rid of 13 so far. You're a brave woman Helen.
I'm avoiding that photo though, kinda gross. lol

    Bookmark   August 16, 2013 at 8:14AM
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sunnyside1(z6/SW Mo.)

I sure do I admire you for having the fortitude to follow your curiousity, Helen. You have saved yourself a lot of possible future grief. Way to go!
Sunny

    Bookmark   August 16, 2013 at 8:39AM
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helenh(z6 SW MO)

How many more mamas are out there. I can see a possible population explosion.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2013 at 10:19AM
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gldno1

Helen, I keep forgetting to hit send when I comment. Maybe I can do it this morning!

I can't believe you did that....you have more nerve than I do....I hope you are wearing boots and long pants when you garden......and gloves.

I was pulling a few weeds yesterday without gloves and your pictures of Copperheads came to mind;
I stopped, got my gloves before I pulled any more.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 8:51AM
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helenh(z6 SW MO)

Glenda I don't think you have to worry if you don't see copperheads on your road in fall or laying around your yard in the evening. I have very ideal copperhead habitat. I am disassembling my raised bed made of wood blocks that were supposed to be for fire wood. Piles of wood bring copperheads. I don't have tin laying around but the people who for some reason look for snakes make piles of barn metal roof and boards. I have the blocks and boards part of the copperhead attracting set up.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 5:30PM
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