Copperhead vs. 9mm

My son spotted this female copperhead today at the TEB while picking blueberries. She and her eggs made an effective target for his 9mm Glock.

David DeGerolamo

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9 Responses to Copperhead vs. 9mm

  1. LGA says:

    what a darn shame. These snakes have an important role in ecosystems, if you weren’t aware. More folks die from bee stings in the US than snake bites.

  2. Publius Huldah says:

    Congratulations! send your Son here with his glock -- this is copperhead central.

    How do you know she was a female?

    • David says:

      If you look closely at the rear half of the snake, you will see white with a little yellow in two places. That was two of her eggs that were shot. The snake is gone now so a hawk probably feasted on any remaining eggs.

  3. Norseman says:

    Too bad all snakes aren’t so easy to get rid of…….

  4. Publius Huldah says:

    next time: harvest the skins and sell them to shoemakers. Copperhead skins really would make lovely shoes -- just don’t wear them outside during snake season. Yikes!

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