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Copperhead Snake Habits
Posted by Melanie on July 5, 2005, 1:58 pm
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.
The Appalachian Naturalist