Um... Venomous Snake in My Front Yard

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Um... Venomous Snake in My Front Yard

Post by RayaF » Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:54 pm

Ok yesterday I went outside and I stepped on something. All I could see was it was a snake with some weird pattern on it. It was a copperhead. My mom refuses to call animal control to try to relocate the snake, despite the fact I almost died.What do I do?

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Re: Um... Venomous Snake in My Front Yard

Post by Nordue » Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:52 pm

  • Hi RayaF,

    Well, there is not much you can do. I am assuming that the snake didn't bite you, so at least you are fine that way! You could google 'copperhead snake' and check to see if where you live is where a copperhead species lives. Are you sure it was a copperhead? Too bad you didn't have a picture of the snake. But don't go out and take one if you have any reason to think the snake might be venomous!

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Re: Um... Venomous Snake in My Front Yard

Post by _Nimbus_ » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:02 pm

This could be a false alarm, there are many snakes that pretend to be venomous such as a hognose
Steps to figure out what to do.
1. Observe behavior, If the snake first plays dead, It is most likely a hognose. hognoses will then rear up in a "attack stance" but they are harmless
2. If it is a copperhead, there Isn't that much to worry, these snakes are generally shy and their venom Is rarely fatal, test show their venom Is the least effective of the pit vipers.

3.Also, I noticed that you said Stepped on it. That might Indicate that It is a copper head because this is common behavior of them
4. Visit the Wikipedia page.
Shh, shh, do you hear that? Those are the winds of change.

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