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« on: November 01, 2008, 02:26:57 AM »
Last night I walked into the kitchen and by the back door there was a little copperhead about 8 inches long and big round as my little finger trying his level best to get out the door.
This is a first for me, I have seen black snakes come in the house when I was a kid but never a copperhead, I always associated them with the woods and  garden.
Now my wife (who is more afraid of snakes than anyone else on the planet) is insisting that we move up north somewheres there arent any snakes. I insisted that this was a freak deal and probably would not happen again. Her response.... "PROBABLY, PROBABLY, YOUR KIDDING ME". We had a cold front move through last week that brought us some highs in the 40's and 50's, last couple days it warmed up into the 70's, could that have been the reason for the strange behavior of the now deceased copperhead?
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Re: Copperhead
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2008, 03:01:43 AM »
Well, since we ain't got an "Indoor" topic, I guess "Outdoors" fits pretty well.  He didn't actually get indoors anyway, did he?

Remind me to tell ya about the White Oak snakeskin my Wife found in the kitchen cabinet not long ago. ;D
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Re: Copperhead
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2008, 03:13:19 AM »
Dan, Oh yeah he got in but was tryin to get back out. I was bare footed and in my shorts so I killed the thing with a board I had in the closet. Never know when a board will come in handy  ::).  Ok, I am reminding you, tell me all bout your wifes snakeskin. If she's anything like my wife I am sure it made for an interestin conversation.
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Re: Copperhead
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2008, 07:29:21 AM »
I just happen to have a house for sale up north. :D  I'll drop the price by 20,000 for a forum member with a wife that hates snakes.  :)

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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2008, 10:13:54 AM »
That house comes with history, snow, and an annual pig roast.
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2008, 10:17:14 AM »
Goldfish too if ya want. :)
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2008, 12:11:54 PM »
 :D  Now Jeff, Last week the lows got in the 20's and I whined like crazy. Me and cold dont get along real good....how long you think I'd last up there?
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2008, 02:33:22 PM »
Oh, jeez, next ta forever if Ya got plenty of sawdust ta throw on ya once ya freeze solid. :D
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2008, 07:02:54 PM »
 :D :D :D
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2008, 08:30:53 PM »
I walked into my garage 3 years ago and laying on the floor was a 3ft copperhead. Mr snake meet Mr shovel and there not supposed to be in this area so I sent him home......Cheyenne
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Re: Copperhead
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2008, 08:37:31 PM »
Okie, sure seams funny that you would take what would account to maybe a whole paragraphe in explanations , and all that the wimine remembers of it is " PROBABLY "  ::) :D :D :D
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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2008, 08:51:33 PM »
Okie, sure seams funny that you would take what would account to maybe a whole paragraphe in explanations , and all that the wimine remembers of it is " PROBABLY "  ::) :D :D :D
  :D Thats a fact.
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« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2008, 06:33:41 AM »
okie,how long do you think you will last with all those copperheads there????  I know what you are going through.My wife is that way with mice.We live out in the country and we have animals,grain,so we have mice.My wife would just about die if she saw a mouse.My cat catches chipmunks weekly.Everyone he catches is a mouse or a rat to her.Moles same way.Any dead carcass on the front steps is a mouse.
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« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2008, 04:09:14 AM »
okie,how long do you think you will last with all those copperheads there????  I know what you are going through.My wife is that way with mice.We live out in the country and we have animals,grain,so we have mice.My wife would just about die if she saw a mouse.My cat catches chipmunks weekly.Everyone he catches is a mouse or a rat to her.Moles same way.Any dead carcass on the front steps is a mouse.

I've been living round here most my life, except a couple years in Colorado. Never paid snakes no mind till I met my wife. I aint ever seen anyone so scared of somethin in my life. Women are a funny sort, my wife loves mice...hates snakes. Used to get mad at me for traping mice till they started chewing through wires and such. We dont have a mouse problem till cold weather comes around and then they pile in the attic, guess the barn is a little colder or something.
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