Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Agkistrodon contortrix

a.k.a. copperhead.

Saw one in the group ride in Little Bennett today. The brownish snake was laying in the middle of the Kingsley road, steady like a sculpture. While we were debating whether or not it was dead, I threw a small stone at it. Sure enough the head moved a little. The poor ectothermal guy was probably too cold to move, and might have to stay there till sunrise tomorrow.

No picture was taken.

Second venomous snake in a week.


yfabian said...

Another snake? Wow, that's already more snakes than I've ever seen in the wild, venomous or not!

YUEQ said...

I've so far seen bears twice, venomous snakes twice, fox three times, turtles, turkeys, deers, groundhogs, chipmunks, black snakes numerous times.

yfabian said...

You seriously need a camera (and a life insurance).