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Offline Ribsy

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Found Some Copper Today
« on: August 08, 2014, 08:51:26 PM »
While prepping some logs for the mill, I almost stumbled upon this.

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Poor fella, he is kinda pretty, but it is one animal I can't have hanging out at the shop.
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Re: Found Some Copper Today
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2014, 08:54:06 PM »
Yep, I found some copper, too, about a month ago. 
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Re: Found Some Copper Today
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2014, 09:20:55 PM »
zoiks!! it would have been easy to step on while rolling a log not paying attention!!
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Re: Found Some Copper Today
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2014, 09:25:16 PM »
They do love a wood pile or a bean patch this time of year.  I think he saw you before you saw him.  I am told that most people who suffer copperhead bites are those who go bare foot in the late evening.      Regards, Clark

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Re: Found Some Copper Today
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2014, 09:30:07 PM »
That is about the tightest coil that I have ever seen.
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Re: Found Some Copper Today
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2014, 09:33:45 PM »
Very tight and ready to strike. Pretty and deadly.... >:(
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2014, 10:37:30 PM »
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Re: Found Some Copper Today
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2014, 11:13:18 PM »
I hauled a guy in the ambulance one time who had been bitten on the hand by a copperhead. he was in really bad pain and wanted us to just go ahead and cut off his hand.

death in Missouri is rare from bites. there has only been 3 recorded ever here. there was a death this year though as a man finds one in a cabin at a park and picks it up and it bites him 3 times. oops!
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Re: Found Some Copper Today
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2014, 11:18:33 PM »
My daughter loves snakes and lizzards and other things creepy crawly.  She worked at the Kentucky Reptile Zoo on summer and loved it.  She use to go out 'herping' and look for snakes on the road ways in the evening.

ME I am not a big fan.

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Re: Found Some Copper Today
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2014, 11:43:00 PM »
The skidder has a .38 spl with bird shot rounds in it for this exact reason.  There is also an epi-pen in the same pouch just in case he gets me before I get him.  Came across two last year, so far this year none. 
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Re: Found Some Copper Today
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2014, 07:11:16 AM »
Cute little guy, but I think I'd spend some time looking for its Mother...she's around somewhere.
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Re: Found Some Copper Today
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2014, 08:09:48 AM »
I was kinda hoping this was the mother. It was at least 3' long which is pretty mature. I didn't really think about the tightness of the coil at the time. It didn't even move as I walked around figuring how to deal with it. Not even flicking it's tongue. As still as cold steal. I guess it knew it was threatened and sort of playing dead and at the same time VERY ready to strike.
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Re: Found Some Copper Today
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2014, 08:40:21 AM »
Actually that is the resting coil.  The striking coil is not actually a coil at all, but more of an "S" with the head hanging in mid air and back over the closest portion of the "S".  It straightens that "S" out as it lunges forward and strikes.
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Re: Found Some Copper Today
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2014, 09:05:24 AM »
I would definitely put a snake like that to rest for a long time ;)

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Re: Found Some Copper Today
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2014, 09:17:02 AM »
A Copperhead skin makes one of the prettiest hat bands.
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Re: Found Some Copper Today
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2014, 11:29:24 PM »
Seems to be a lot of copper bites in MD this year.  I think they'd make some cool cowboy boots.. w/ a matching belt.. & Magic's hat.. you'd be ready to go to town!   ;D


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