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second copperhead of the summer

Posted by helenh z6 MO (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 14, 13 at 16:43

It was curled in a tight ball under some tomatoes. I am at war. First step - mow. . photo newsnake009_zps73e916cc.jpg photo newsnake001_zps2e2beebc.jpg


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RE: second copperhead of the summer

Oh, Helen -- please be careful!!
Sunny


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


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


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The snake was fat so I cut it open to see what was inside- eleven baby snakes. snake surgery photo snakesurgery0132_zpsfa7a7f22.jpgbaby snakes in membrane sacs photo snakesurgery0152_zpsad201ced.jpgeleven babies photo snakesurgery016_zps919ac6d6.jpg


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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


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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


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


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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.


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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.


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