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Old 04-11-2008, 08:32 AM
 
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Had pest control out to spray for ants and while checking area under deck he came across three copperheads lumped together. I have no problem with most snakes but worry about copperheads because they can easily kill a small dog. Anyone else found these under their decks? Darn copperheads are difficult to spot in pine needles and small twigs. These were about a foot in length and moved on after accidentally getting sprayed by insecticide.
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Old 04-11-2008, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Sure they weren't ring-necked black snakes with an orange belly? They're about a foot long and met a poor fate last week in my back yard. I saw the orange belly and figured it was poisonous. After it somehow got decapitated, I googled it and turns out I was kinda wrong.

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Old 04-11-2008, 09:01 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I was at Ace Hardware the other day and I was curious if that product snake away was the same as moth balls since that what we always used to repel snakes and it does have the same potent smell as mothballs.
Moth balls are cheaper to spread around in snake prone areas.
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:20 AM
 
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My neighbor across the street found a copperhead in his front bushes. Tried bashing it to death with a shovel, but it got away.

I am not sure that attempting to bash a snake with a shovel was a wise move. They are generally faster than we are
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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My neighbor across the street found a copperhead in his front bushes. Tried bashing it to death with a shovel, but it got away.

I am not sure that attempting to bash a snake with a shovel was a wise move. They are generally faster than we are
I've always found a low-powered shotgun (.410 gauge) works best unless you want to get up close and personal.

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Charlotte Animal Control, NC

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Old 04-11-2008, 10:08 AM
 
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Sure they weren't ring-necked black snakes with an orange belly? They're about a foot long and met a poor fate last week in my back yard. I saw the orange belly and figured it was poisonous. After it somehow got decapitated, I googled it and turns out I was kinda wrong.

Ringneck Snake
I googled copperhead and the first picture was identical to the one which I saw after the exterminator called me outside. The head did not have a copper hue, but the ring markings were an exact match. I wish they were some other type of snake. We will definitely keep our little 8lb dog away from that area.

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Old 04-11-2008, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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I googled copperhead and the first picture was identical to the one which I saw after the exterminator called me outside. The head did not have a copper hue, but the ring markings were an exact match. I wish they were some other type of snake. We will definitely keep our little 8lb dog away from that area.
Copperhead - North Carolina
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Old 04-11-2008, 02:24 PM
 
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And how do you remove the stains from my underwear after I see a copperhead??

I love animals, but damn, if there ever was one that I wish became extinct, it would be all snakes.
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Old 04-11-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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And how do you remove the stains from my underwear after I see a copperhead??

I love animals, but damn, if there ever was one that I wish became extinct, it would be all snakes.
We'd be overrun by rodents then.
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Old 04-11-2008, 02:29 PM
 
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My neighbor told me last night that she had just cleaned her house (swept, etc...) and went to run some errands. When she got back she found a snake SKIN on her living room floor!

They never found the snake. I was very creaped out!

Dawn
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