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Old 08-09-2014, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Chamblee
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6-year-old girl bitten by copperhead snake at Alabama park | Fox News

Any personal encounters>? I used to afraid of any venomous snake, but I have learned to accept them---just not in my backyard.

They don't "attack"---WATCH WHERE YOU ARE STEPPING!
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Old 08-18-2014, 11:55 AM
Miv
 
Location: Birmingham, AL
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Copperheads are everywhere in Alabama. I've never known anyone who gotten bite. I'm wondering if this kid tried to pick the snake up. Growing up we were taught to haul ___ at the site of a snake. Nobody has time to determine if it is poisonous or not.Ever been to Turkey Creek in Pinson? Avoid the water after the rain. They start jumping out from under the rocks like the plague!
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:19 PM
 
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They were here first.......we are playing in their playground. lol

Snakes are just one of those things that come with the territory. Snake bites are actually very rare. I don't know anyone personally who has ever been bit by a snake and I have lived my entire life in North Alabama. I have ran up on more than my share over the years including both rattlers and copper heads. They strike in fear but prefer to just get away from us without being noticed if possible.
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Old 08-18-2014, 03:23 PM
 
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Miv = "I'm wondering if this kid tried to pick the snake up."

The article says "the snake bit the girl on the foot".

I've known several people who've been bitten by snakes, including one guy bitten by a copperhead.
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Old 08-18-2014, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Chamblee
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My grandfather was real mountain man, from Rabun County, Ga. He once told me, that Timber Rattlesnakes were everywhere. He said "city folk" hiking never knew how many they likely walked right past.

We have Copperheads right here on metro Atlanta. Thankfully, they are pretty docile, and the biggest chance bite is picking them up.

The snake I don't want to deal with is the Cottonmouth. You use to not have to worry about them in metro Atlanta. Now, there have been reports of them in metro counties to the south.

I hear "Bama folks run into them fairly often. True?
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Old 08-18-2014, 04:51 PM
 
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We had a rather large Cotton Mouth caught in a garden net in Greystone. Give or take six feet. A rattler was in potted bushes from a local nursery.
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Chamblee
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$143K Hospital Bill Shocks Snake Bite Victim - 10News.com KGTV ABC10 San Diego
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:57 PM
 
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They were here first.......we are playing in their playground. lol
So were the Native Americans and look what we did to them.
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Old 08-20-2014, 01:35 AM
 
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I think there the kid might have harmed the snake so the snake bitted.
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