What kind is it? (Poisonous?)
I'm guessing harmless. Where's Anna Campbell?
I was thinking it's an Eastern Copperhead, not harmless. I would love to be told otherwise.
Matches the pics online for an eastern copperhead. If so .. that's a little alarming.
Cute, looks like a copperhead. Possibly.
Let me just clarify...it is NOT cute!
Whoa, I would have jumped a mile! The triangular head means beware.
I agree with others it's probably a copperhead. Any local wildlife people available to consult with about the possibilities of relocating it?
Welcome to wilderness areas. Last night we had two large bears mosey through the backyard. No copperheads but we have had peaceful snakes. Your’s, I would follow Janet’s advice. And be careful in the meantime.
If it is a copperhead, it's still not a major concern. A bite from one would be unusual, and even then, active is not typically used because the venom is less dangerous than the potential side effects.
It certainly appears to be a copperhead. Probably best not to play with it and it will leave you alone, too. They are venomous, but supposedly not particularly aggressive.
I would imagine that the danger to a human is low, but what about to a curious dog?
Knowing Cristina, I can almost hear the hopefulness in her voice. ;) I was wondering the same thing.
Hey now, wishing dogs didn't exist is not the same as wishing harm on them! Irresponsible dog owners, on the other hand...
I have no dog at my house. I traded Annie for my two cats in 2017. I was gone too many hours in the day, and it wasn't fair to her. She has been frolicking in Ft. Collins with my son. And my cats can't be bothered with going outside.
In a cat vs snake battle I would definitely bet on a cat!
When Moe was younger he caught some snakes, but I wouldn't want to put him up against a copperhead. Not that he would be interested any more. He is 16 now and quite a bit less adventurous than he was.
I knew Annie had moved on to new adventures - a wise decision that must have been really tough. I was wondering about any visiting dogs but with two cats, maybe that doesn't happen!
Was it still there this morning? Looks like it’s just enjoying the sun and warm rocks and concrete. Should have moved on once the warmth was gone. But probably be back now that it knows of such a welcoming site.
As far as I can tell everyone else on AP in the QOC area has at least one dog and they are always visiting each other, so you never know when one will appear in someone else’s log! Or maybe that only applies to beagles. I would not bet on a beagle vs that snake.
Although, with Graham heading back east, Annie might once again be living with me.
Graham is going to commute from Reston to Germantown? That's ambitious. But cheaper I guess.
This QOC-lander has no dog, beagle or otherwise, but I've also not dropped in on Kissy in her current house. Maybe that's why...?
And I quote:
"A copperhead! It's beautiful!" It's an adult since the tail isn't yellow. Who knew?
Anna wants to come and visit...
It is venomous...don't know about poisonous, don't recommend eating it to find out...
Ok, now I have the definitive word since Anna weighed in. I haven't seen it since I took those pictures, but I am ever vigilant. The test will be when I work in my yard this weekend. I'll be making a lot of noise!
Pretty scary the consensus you get when you crowdsource your photos, huh? Anna was so motivated by your pics, she picked a snake-worthy run yesterday and spent the whole trip fantasizing about seeing a copperhead. I let her lead...
I'm glad there are people in the world like Anna.
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