Beware! Baby Copperheads on the Rise in Arkansas
Be careful where you step in the coming weeks that's because it's baby copperhead season in Arkansas. And you know what that means Mama Copperhead is probably not too far away.
While most of these snakes are common between April and November, baby copperheads are usually born between August and September. Baby copperheads are about 8-10 inches long when they are born but they can still be very dangerous. The average copperhead can reach a length between 2-3 feet long and to tell you the truth, I don't want to be near anything that long. Copperheads make their home in rocky, brushy fields, hillsides, forests, and bottomland. They can also hide under rocks or foliage so always beware where you are sticking your hands when working in your yard. You can be hiking on a trail in Arkansas and come upon one before you know it, if you do, leave it alone and try to tale an alternate route if you can, or just wait until it passes.
One of the reasons you may be seeing more copperheads this time of the year is because they feed off their favorite food, cicadas which we seem to have an abundance of this season. Most snake bites happen because people accidentally step on one or try to pick one up to move it, which I think is just plain dumb.
Baby copperheads do have one feature that makes them stand out from adult copperheads. They have a bright yellow tail that they can use to help fool prey into thinking it's a worm and lures them closer. Yep, the devil!
Check out this story from KARK TV- Little Rock.
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