Sorry to hear about your cat. As for your question, Copperheads live in many different types of habitats, but they prefer staying close to water and rocky areas. Here's my source: http://www.venomoussnakes.net/copperhead.htm
So if you're place is similar to those descriptions, you might want to start calling professional snake hunters asap.
: I live in Central Arkansas and have a
: question concerning copperhead snakes.
: My husband and I were doing yardwork
: yesterday when we saw a copperhead
: snake beside our back deck. We believe
: it went under our deck to hide. Later
: the same day our cat showed up with
: what we believe is a snake bite on her
: shoulder. I have two small children
: that I worry about and was wondering if
: you could tell me if copperheads
: generally leave areas quickly or
: whether they generally make a home
: (like under my deck)? Any info would
: be appreciated.
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