A friendly reminder and warning for those of you with kids and dogs. It is September and the start of football season, it is also the time of year when copperheads are born.

The baby snakes are born with venom and ready to defend themselves. The momma snake generally gives birth to about 8 – 10 of these critters, so if you find one there are others around. The babies will keep those greenish/yellow tips on their tails for about a year. These snakes are not generally aggressive but will bite if you are unfortunate enough to touch or step on one. Do not reach under bushes, around rocks, or even flower pots without looking first. They like damp places so beware, even under children’s toys and dog dishes!

One thought on “Copperhead Season is Here

  1. Thank you for the reminder. My brother lives in the Dumfries area in Virginia near a lake, and have encountered several copperheads!

    Like

We'd love to hear what you think! Please leave a reply!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s