Robert Reynolds wrote:There are worse pests than gnats. I talked with my Dad this afternoon, and he recounted having killed a 4 1/2-foot-long copperhead snake this morning, between his house and my sister's (she lives just down the hill from him). Talk about something to disrupt a bbq party, a copperhead would have been just the thing to do so!
That is indeed one very large copperhead. As a youth I learned they have a nasty disposition and are more prone to holding their ground that most snakes. I seem to recall they are responsible for more envenomations than any other species here is the U.S. but I could be wrong about that.