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Re: SCARRRRRRRRY SNAKE
Brittany, it was more likely a Water Snake. Copperheads do not usually hang out around water, and some Water Snakes look awfully like Copperheads or Cottonmouths, but are completely harmless.
You neglected to mention your general location, but Copperheads are usually about 2 1/2 feet over most of their range.
: --Previous Message--
: THANKS FOR YOUR INFO ON SNAKES.. i was
: trying to identify a snake that was
: under my boat. looks like it was a very
: large coperhead..3-4 feet long and very
: round. what are the chances of him
: coming back and moving in, shldnt they
: begin to hybernate soon..is there
: anything ya can put in your yard to
: keep them away.
The Appalachian Naturalist