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Discussion in 'Field Trips (Natural Habitats)' started by NYAN, Jun 22, 2018.
Nice mix of inverts and reptiles!
Thanks. I gotta update with my new finds.
I’ll be keeping an eye out!
Philodromidae sp. with egg sac
1.1 Loxosceles deserta
Plectreurys sp. female with sac
Female Solpugid I found in the house
that first spider is awesome!
Some friends I found while at work.
If I went rock flipping around here I'd get bit by a copperhead. : /
I wish we had copperheads. They are cool.
Nah man it's too dangerous to even walk though the woods in some places. Rattle snakes are also a pain. Especially when ya got a two year old running around the yard.
Who told you that? Snakes are pretty reluctant to bite humans ya know. Even if you step on one it won’t necesairly bite you.
A good reason to supervise them.
I have family members that have had copperheads lay it to them just running through the yard. Iv had them strike at me when I lift lumber in my yard. Clearly you haven't had much experience with copperheads. You can follow behind your kid as close as you want. If there's a snake in the grass even the best parent could miss it. I don't take chances. But that's me.
Books and internet can tell you many things but it also makes people think they know it all.
People also make mistakes assuming fear is aggression. If you surprise a snake and get too close it may strike in fear, but casual walking past a snake won't cause a strike. Example - when my brother lived in Texas he was deer hunting with a couple of friends. They gathered in a close circle to talk quietly about strategy, when my brother looked down and noticed a copperhead coiled in the center of the circle. My brother said they were all close enough that it could have easily struck any of them, but it did nothing. My brother and his friends all backed away and left it, continuing their hunt.
I do believe this. But I'd rather not have them. It makes a fun, beautiful, relaxing place a nightmare. What if a kid is running past the porch and a copperhead getting out of the sun gets spooked and bites the kid. Then you have a problem. And this is true with about any animal in fear. But if people want to leave a copperhead under the porch to increase the chances of that happening, thats all up to them. Fear, aggression, either way is dangerous.
In the woods I'll keep walking. But in my yard it's different. That's understandable to anyone with kids.
Anyways we have strayed off topic. Good luck.
I'm okay with removing them from your yard - Alive. A snake hook, a garbage can, a drive to a wild area, problem solved.
Seriously? What makes them any different than another snake?
Okay. What is the best source of information?
Keep in mind who is invading in who’s territory.
You guys would be good school teachers. But let me stick to a safe home : ) I appreciate your help but now we ruined a thread with things that dont really amount to anything. Good luck to you both.
ThorsCarapace is 100% right about kids. They're pretty stupid, and they do pretty dumb things. Supervision isn't going to cut it. When my brothers were young they would purposefully try to jump out of people's arms because they didn't realize it could hurt them. Copperheads have very good camouflage.
Having said that, NYAN clearly runs into venomous snakes and manages not to get bitten, which should be food for thought for anyone who thinks that snakes just bite because they feel like it.
I wish I had a car going through these kinds of threads. Getting to areas to look for animals would be much easier.
Can you see it? I spotted this big friend from 10 feet away behind a bunch of this dead brush. I was surprised