--Previous Message-- I don't want to kill any snake - especially if they will get the moles. I just don't want them to strike our Chocolate Lab. Thanks, Bruce
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: We are in Ruth, VA (near Madison) - I
: partial Red / Green Colorblind - We
: have 10 hilly acres, mostly woods, some
: grassy areas, a 1 acre pond. My problem
: is to identify the Copperhead (without
: getting close enough to see the eyes up
: Thanks !
: It is not too hard, even if color
: blind. The dark bands on a Copperhead
: are narrowest on the back, no more than
: a scale or two (sometimes three)wide.
: They are very wide on the sides,
: sometimes with a little lighter spot in
: the widest part of the dark band.
: Just remember, a Copperhead is a
: banded snake. If the snake has
: diamonds or blotches that are widest on
: the back, it is harmless (in your part
: of the country, of course), or has dark
: bands that are widest on the back
: (Northern Water Snake), it is also
: I hope I am of some help (and I hope I
: might save a poor Copperhead's life
: with this info!).
: My website
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I don't want to kill any snake - especially if they will get the moles. I just don't want them to strike our Chocolate Lab.
The Appalachian Naturalist