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Posted by Cathy on July 20, 2007, 5:29 pm
Over the past two days the snake wrangler from our local sherriff's office and animal preserve has come out and captured two copperheads from our garden in the N. Georgia mountains . He told me today that since there were two, to be on the lookout for babies.
My question for you is how long should we be checking for them? I have seven kids that would love to go back outside to play, but we can't do that until we know they won't get in the way of the babies.
What time of year are babies normally seen in N. Georgia?
I love having non venomous snakes in the yard. I wish there was a way to just keep the venomous ones away.
The Appalachian Naturalist