Thanks, Bruce --Previous Message--
: I'm red-green colorblind myself.
: Interestingly colorblindness can
: sometimes be an advantage for spotting
: snakes. It seems counterintuitive but
: it has something to do with pattern
: recognition becoming more pronounced
: and developed as compensation for lack
: of color recognition.
: I tell people who want to distinguish a
: copperhead from other banded snakes to
: look for the hershely kisses. The bands
: on a copperhead look like dark brown
: hershey kisses against a light brown
: --Previous Message--
: 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 !
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