Goodness Snakes Alive!!
Yeah, I hate snakes! But I was raised in an area that copper heads were prominant. I would walk a mile down our gravel road to a wood bridge over a creek, and it'd be nothing to have to side-step 10-15 of the greasy little slick heads! Even worse, the Gov't. and Refuge one year took deer and turkey out of our local surrounding woods(cause it's gov't land) and brought in a truck load or two of copper heads and rattlers!! Cause they said they were becoming endangered, and need a safe place!! Killing either is a major FINE for a person here! Well, my yard mighta been NEXT to the woods, but it wasn't part of THEIR safe- haven! My family's motto became: The only good snake, is a dead snake! We should owe a couple Million in fines by now!! lol. So, sorry to offend any of you venom dripping vipor lovers(well, prob. not actually), but you can go hug your live copper head all you like. Meanwhile, the copper head can hug me; around my waist as a belt!!