We had just gotten back from the grocery store and as I was carrying in the groceries I noticed a small pile of leaves by the front door. Don’t ask me why, but for some reason I thought the leaves looked a little strange.
I then turned back around to look once again, and sure enough, all curled up was a Copperhead Snake (for clues, look at the eyes being slits versus round, the yellow part of the tail, and of course, the skin pattern).
I immediately went back inside to grab my trusty pair of snake tongs.
This Snake was obviously very young, but also quite pretty as far as Snakes go.
After I grabbed the snake with the snake tongs, I handed them to Leecy so I could take some pictures.
As she was holding the tongs up where I could take a picture, some kind of bee or wasp jumped in the picture.
Here’s one of the more interesting shots. I was able to get a shot with the Snake’s mouth open.
Let me conclude with a confession that I realize will make me sound like a hypocrite. This really was a beautiful young snake. I know they are good for the environment and if it wasn’t poisonous, I would have just released it behind the house. However, since it was poisonous, and I worry about either myself or the dogs being bitten, I made the decision to euthanize the snake. Actually, I can’t kill a thing, but Leecy has no problem with it, so she did the dirty work.