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Old 10-04-2019, 02:10 PM
 
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Very similar story to beachliz, and I believe I've seen one copperhead in DE my entire life, as well. And that was many years ago.
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:54 PM
 
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This is a great discussion. We are relocating to Middletown in the summer of 2020. This post sparked my interest because I have an inquisitive toy poodle. Although we are always with her, there is a concern that she may bump into a snake.
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Old 10-09-2019, 04:51 PM
 
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I believe in the Northeast, and in most places, you will the most venomous snakes in the State House...
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:10 PM
 
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where do you live that snakes are everywhere? I sure couldn't live where you do. Snakes scare me to death, so after seeing a few, I bought snake repellent - so far, so good.
I lived in New Fairfield CT for years and never saw a single snake.
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of TN, AL and FL
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Wondering what the venomous snake situation is in Delaware. Northern Copperheads are the only venomous snake listed in DE. Are Copperheads frequent in your yard? Is there a certain part of Delaware where they are more prevalent?

They are terrible here from March through November. They are in gardens, in driveways, on the sidewalk, wound around stair railings, in trees....

Hoping they are not as prolific there.
I'm skeptical. I've lived in the South my whole life and 99% of the time, I have to go out looking for snakes to find one (poisonous). I saw a huge rattlesnake crossing a highway once in Alabama, but that's a very rare occurrence. I saw a baby copperhead in my driveway years ago. I've seen some moccasins in really swampy areas.

If you are seeing snakes wrapped around trees, it's likely a harmless rat snake. Many people mistake them for copperheads. Copperheads are very small snakes, the biggest of the big will be 3 feet.

Do not kill non-poisonous snakes!!! And in the wild, do not kill ANY snake!!!
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