I have a big King Snake that hangs around my barn every year. I haven't seen a Copperhead since. Cats may do a better job at rodent control but I'd like to see a cat take on a Copperhead.Cat do that better, You obviously never had snake in your farms. They bit your cows and gulp as much chicken eggs as they can which is bad for business.
I have a big King Snake that hangs around my barn every year. I haven't seen a Copperhead since. Cats may do a better job at rodent control but I'd like to see a cat take on a Copperhead.
It would be a good idea to educate your neighbor that most snakes are beneficial especially those that kill venomous snakes.For several years after I moved here there was a big black snake that hung around the area. I walked out one day & my neighbor called me over to show me the snake he had killed. It was the big black snake. I asked him what kind of snake he thought it was. He said he didn't know but it was a big one.
Started finding copperheads not too long after that. I don't mind constrictors but I don't tolerate copperheads.
Can one of you snake aficionados help me identify this critter. While relocating leaves from around the house I came across this one. Now I've encountered all kinds of copper-heads and black snakes here in my woods but nothing that has ever looked like this. It doesn't have the viper shaped head so I assumed it wasn't poisonous. Anyway it didn't bite me when I relocated it to a rotten stump away form the house. It's been really cold here in eastern GA for the past several days I was surprised to find it out on the rocks under one of the decks.
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I don't some here have had any encounter with venomous snakes, it only take a few minutesMy wife agrees. When she was about 12 she lived on a ranch outside of Paso Robles. Her dog got bit by a rattle snake when it got between the snake and her little brother. Calls to mom and vet said nothing could be done - shoot the dog. She did.
My nephew had his dog treated with that vaccine. Lucky that he did. His dog came limping home one day with an obvious swollen up paw bearing the two fang bite marks. He immediately took the dog to a vet which treated the dog and he recovered just fine. I highly recommend it.Rattlesnake bites aren't a death sentence these days, especially for dogs. There is a vaccine that while it doesn't preclude the need for treatment extends the treatment window and lessens the damage.