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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11 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.

      • Tracy says:

        Copperheads do not lay eggs. Just a word of wisdom for you.

        • David says:

          Copperheads are ovoviviparous, which means that eggs incubate inside the mother’s body. Babies are born live. After mating in the spring, females will give birth to “from two to 18 live young in late summer or fall.

  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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