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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The color of Copper

Great, it's Copperhead time again.  
Last year I saw about 20 snakes and only 2 were poisonous (copperheads).

This year I am at about that same ration...just saw my first copperhead three days ago.  Fortunately they ARE nocturnal and it was sleeping on the bank of the lake.  I saw it before Winston, which kept his nose away from our sleeping friend.

Snakes are fascinating creatures.  The more I know about them, specifically how to ID them, the more I feel comfortable around and like them.  Respect.  An undisturbed snake, whether awake or asleep, will not come after a much larger threat (me).

Being informed is powerful.


Steph said...

I'm unreasonably afraid of snakes but am trying to be more rationale about it!

Lauranie said...

I couldn't see it at first, but Nicholas knew right away. He said, "Momma! Look at that NAKE!" Be careful on those walks girl...hope you are enjoying the lazy summer days!! I'm being extremely lazy these days...just lounging around in my PJs reading novels...aaahhh bliss!! :D