Thursday, June 5, 2014

Copperhead

Spring is here.

Look what I found in barn a few short weeks ago.




Hmm...Looks like he's eaten something recently.



Probably should have sliced him open so I could post the contents of his stomach, but I didn't.  I just took him out and cut his little head off.

BTW, for those who don't know, there are only 3 type of poisonous snakes in Oklahoma:  rattlesnakes, water moccasins, and copperheads.

Rattlesnake and water moccasin bites can be fatal if not treated, but copperhead bites are considered "nuisance" bites.  They're rarely deadly, the greatest danger being from allergic reaction or secondary infection.  The worst damage is usually done from the painful swelling, especially if bitten on an area that doesn't have much room to swell, like a finger.  In that case the swelling can be so severe that the flesh splits open.



1 comment :

  1. Jeremy Brownrigg got bit by one s couple months back, I saw pictures of his arm swollen up like a balloon... ick.

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