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    Had a run in with this dude Monday. I don't like Copperheads layin' around the place.
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    I wouldn't want it in my yard either. I'd have to move him to some safer location. Snakes are just to dang beneficial not to protect them. We don't have many around here and the dang chipmunks have run of the place.

    If you do move one I'd suggest a 5 gallon bucket with lid. They see in infrared so if you use a cloth sack they can still see you through the sack. If you get a hand too close to the sack they can still nail you.
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    If you decide to move him, send me a PM and I'll give you my ex-wife's address.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    If you decide to move him, send me a PM and I'll give you my ex-wife's address.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    They see in infrared so if you use a cloth sack they can still see you through the sack. If you get a hand too close to the sack they can still nail you.
    I knew they could see infrared, but it never occurred to me they could 'see' through a sack. Thanks for pointing it out!

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    Rick where did you hear that?! It's infrared not X ray. Maybe if you put your hand on the bag your heat would transfer to it, but THROUGH that bag??

    That's a beautiful snake. I would have to keep it if I ran across it.

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    That sucker looks like he's been eatin good, though if I had found him he would have turned to good eatin lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mh89 View Post
    That sucker looks like he's been eatin good, though if I had found him he would have turned to good eatin lol
    He does look healthy, but it also looks like he's flattened his body a lot in defensive mode. He could be scrawny. My pit vipers could make themselves look big when they were tiny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    I wouldn't want it in my yard either. I'd have to move him to some safer location. Snakes are just to dang beneficial not to protect them. We don't have many around here and the dang chipmunks have run of the place.
    While i value wildlife and natural balance as much as anyone... i'd much rather deal with a few harmless chipmunks and them gnawing on some garden goods or a wall or some storage bins than be at risk of losing my life (or a family member's) to a very poisonous critter.

    Very thankful that Canada has very few native poisonous critters. I'll chose rabid coyotes any day. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddmott View Post
    While i value wildlife and natural balance as much as anyone... i'd much rather deal with a few harmless chipmunks and them gnawing on some garden goods or a wall or some storage bins than be at risk of losing my life (or a family member's) to a very poisonous critter.
    Copperheads are only mildly venomous, but still nothing to mess with.

    ...Ok i'll shut up now....

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    They can see the heat signature through the bag Randy. Just because it's opaque to visible light doesn't mean other wave links can't penetrate it. How we see in the world and what blocks our vision is very much different in some animals.

    Here's a demonstration using a plastic bag but the principle is the same for cloth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    . How we see in the world and what blocks our vision is very much different in some animals.

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    Correct. And pit vipers loreal pits don't pick up IR the same as our electronics.

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    Well just have at my friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyRhoads View Post
    Copperheads are only mildly venomous, but still nothing to mess with.

    ...Ok i'll shut up now....
    The same is true of many redheads I've known over the years Just sayin'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    The same is true of many redheads I've known over the years Just sayin'.
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    Randy is correct, it had flattened because I had moved it out of the weeds with my corn cutter. This snake struck continuously with blinding speed. I've seen a lot of Copperheads, this one was about the most frisky one I ever ran across.
    Not nearly as fearsome as some of them readheads though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stimestar View Post
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    Yea, I would have chopped his head off with a shovel. Soooo glad we don't have them up here.
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    All this talking and nobody's suggested capturing that snake in a hong?

    Do they make hongs that small?
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    If you want to be the one to put the hong on him just have at my friend.
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    "hing hong ... rave on calling ..... "

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