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Check for the “Pit” when studying snakes


It’s something I can usually depend on this time of year. If I’m taking a walk down the road after sundown or driving back home from the grocery store before dark, there’s a fairly good chance I’ll see a copperhead.

As the sun slips below the horizon and temperatures drop, something in the mechanism of these poisonous reptiles causes them to want to slide their bellies across pavement. Maybe it’s because there’s a lady copperhead on the other side of the road but the road’s surface is too hot before sundown.

Not only do copperheads give us reason to watch where