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Old 03-20-2009, 10:24 AM
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The Copperhead is the most common venemous snake foudn around here. They can lurk around anywhere, but more likely for the Charlotte area, in a forest, near a pond, under a large wood pile, etc is where they usually are found. Snakes will like cool wet areas when it's hot outside.

The snake that has the line "Red touch yellow, bite a fellow", Coral snake I believe, is one I've never seen around here, but they do exist here. Probably same as copperheads, found mostly in wooden areas.
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:33 PM
 
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Wrong!

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#9 copperhead
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:34 PM
 
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I think #3 is a water moccasin.
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:37 PM
 
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The Copperhead is the only venomous snake you'll run into in Mecklenburg county unless somebody brings another species in. The Wolf Spider is native and very common but mostly nocturnal.

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What venemous snakes are indigenous to the Mecklenburg area???
Where are we likely to run into them?

I just looked up the Wolf Spider a previous poster mentioned and it gave me the creeps.
Where are we likely to run into those little critters, too???
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:25 PM
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The Copperhead is the only venomous snake you'll run into in Mecklenburg county...
Not really. There is a very small, and highly protected population of timber rattler's in the county. Period.

The chances of any of you finding and or interacting with them are zero. I post this just to be technically correct. Not an issue for any of you.

The copperhead is VERY COMMON in Mecklenburg. Not to the point of infestation, but for most of us, if we are ever going to have an interaction with a venomous snake, it will be in Mecklenburg County and it will be a copperhead.

They do WELL IN THE BURBS and especially well in both flower and veggie gardens (eating things that mess up your garden, by the way.) Just be careful where you put your hands and feet.

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Old 03-20-2009, 02:26 PM
 
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I think I seen a Lizard the other day
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:43 PM
 
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The Copperhead is the most common venemous snake foudn around here. They can lurk around anywhere, but more likely for the Charlotte area, in a forest, near a pond, under a large wood pile, etc is where they usually are found. Snakes will like cool wet areas when it's hot outside.

The snake that has the line "Red touch yellow, bite a fellow", Coral snake I believe, is one I've never seen around here, but they do exist here. Probably same as copperheads, found mostly in wooden areas.
Right in both cases. The copperhead also loves leaves but will move when they hear one rustling around

Coral snakes are not often seen. Ido recall years ago while in a rowboat, one crawling out from under something. It was just me and it. I killed it with the oar. I don't usually kill snakes, but I did in this case. The coral is as poisonous as a cobra. They are in the same family.

I told people in my housing area that if they see a snake in their garage or yard that they want removed to call me before they kill it. I will move it for them.
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:48 PM
 
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If you don't think that moccasins exist in Mecklenburg County, you're wrong. I remember a kid being bitten over 20 times by a nest of them off of Wilkerson Blvd. in the creek that ran by Suttle's Swimming Pool. The kid died. That was a long time ago, but I remember it well. Of course they may be gone now, but I would imagine there are some still out there.
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Old 04-17-2009, 03:48 PM
 
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I never saw a copperhead mowing the lawn before... that must of been cool ! I wonder how it started the engine?

lol...you beat me to it (by a month, i guess...)
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:06 PM
 
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Coral snakes in MECK? Heck, no. Now people, that ain't right.

Coral snakes need a sandy environment and are only in the sandhills in the eastern part of this state. Cornal snakes are so rare here that they are an endangered species.

However, there IS a scarlett kingsnake here and people mistake it for a coral snake.

More info about coral snakes and snakes that look similar to coral snakes

Eastern Coral Snake - North Carolina

However, that is the truth about coral snakes being in the same family as cobras and mambas. My dad saw coral snakes when he was a kid living in Miami . . . and so he made sure we understood how dangerous they are. But you are NOT going to run into one here. On the coast, I guess it is possible but they are nearly extinct in this state.
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