05 Jan '12, 7am

Snake Entangled & Dying in Garden: After-Dark Rescue by Determined Man | Care2 Causes

Snake Entangled & Dying in Garden: After-Dark Rescue by Determined Man | Care2 Causes

Written by Steve O’Neil of EarthShine Nature Programs Late one summer evening I received a wildlife rescue call from a man who said that he had a Copperhead entangled in a piece of yard netting. I asked the man if he was sure that it was a Copperhead because people often confuse several different species of harmless snakes with Copperheads, but whatever kind of snake it was, I knew that I had to hurry. The snake had been stuck in the netting for 48 hours! I drove the 20 miles or so to the location and found that the snake was indeed a venomous Northern Copperhead and it was severely entangled in a mass of plastic yard netting. The homeowner, a concerned lover of all wildlife, had taken the time to set up a work light over the area where the snake was tangled in order to make the work easier for me. After looking over the situation I quickly realized that I would need tools...

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