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Watch Out for Snakes in Your Yard

August 26, 2011
Copperhead

Image by cotinis via Flickr

Chastain Park Neighbors, be careful when you, your children, and your pets are outside this time of year.  Our neighbor’s dog was bitten by a ‘baby’ Copperhead snake two days ago and after spending an evening in the emergency room is recovering.  He has a lot of swelling and is in a great deal of pain, so please be vigilant.

Here is a quote from the email describing why Copperheads may be more dangerous this time of the year in Atlanta:

“We were told that this is the time of the year where this particular snake has her young ones and those young ones are, according to the vet, very aggressive and don’t quite know yet how to control their venom output-they just get rid of it all at once when given the chance.”  

Be Careful!

UPDATE:  Here is a detailed article written in the AJC today on copperhead snakes in Buckhead.

http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/copperhead-snakes-sink-fangs-1184442.html 

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