The weather is warmer and the sun is out. Besides our beautiful spring flowers, other things are back...SNAKES.
On local social sites, I’ve noted an uptick of copperhead sightings in our neighborhoods.
|This was last year's copperhead|
This is a gentle reminder that while we are out getting some exercise and fresh air, we will be sharing our walks with those slithery reptiles that can bring out a loud blood-curdling scream from yours truly.
When we were out on our walk this morning, I heard what was a cross between a scream and a yell. I immediately turned around because I was afraid that Larry had fallen.
It turns out the gentleman who’d been jogging behind Larry almost jogged right on top of a copperhead that had been trying to cross the path.
The snake was about 3 feet in length and for me, that’s about 34” too long for me.
If you’re out walking, please watch where you step.
If your children are out with you, have them wear their shoes! (My niece is always reminding her children to put their shoes on before they go out to play)
And if, like we’ve had to do, you need to go off the path and onto the grass to keep your physical distance from other walkers, watch where you step!!! I watched a coral snake last year disappear into the grass that was not high at all and trust me...you would not have been able to see it! Snakes disappear easily in the grass!
I know that there are snakes that aren’t venomous but I am never around long enough to find out if they are or aren’t! But here is a guide to snakes of Southeast Texas. Know what to do (besides scream) if you are bitten by a snake.
If you live up north, it may still be cool enough that snakes are still waiting to enjoy some warmer weather before they make their appearance.
Wherever you live, remember to... Watch where you walk!