Bristow, VA: Copperhead Snakes Spotted In Braemar

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Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA VA License # 0225089470

I have lived in Braemar since December 2004.  In that time, I have heard two reports of neighbors seeing Copperhead snakes....and that was in 2005.

Since then, things have been rather quiet with regards to snakes in our neighborhood news.  However, in the last issue of the community newsletter The Bagpiper, there is a notice posted that Copperheads are being spotted on and around the various walking trails that wind themselves through the community.

Living in a nicely wooded community like Braemar, this is going to happen.  The best thing you can do if you spot a Copperhead snake is to not disturb it.  Don't try to catch it or kill it.  Let it be.

Remember, even though this is a poisonous snake, it is likely just as afraid of you.

Keep your distance and tell your children to do the same.   

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That is one thing I love about living in the Portland area, I don't think or can't think of one animal that we have that is poisonous. I'm not sure I could handle having to watch my feet every time I took a hike.

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July 08, 2008 12:51 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
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Long & Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA

Todd:  I've lived here in VA my whole life.  Rarely heard an incident of a Copperhead until recently.  We also have the brown recluse spider.  Much more dangerous because they are small and tend to hide in dark, places....like basements packed with boxes.  What I've learned in dealing with nature, mind your own business and you'll stay out of trouble.  Don't chase animals that can hurt you.  Don't try to capture them.  Let them be. 

July 08, 2008 09:29 AM
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Just returned from the Animal Emergency Room, my dog was bitten by a copperhead :-(  How do you tell a dog to just leave snakes alone!

August 14, 2008 09:19 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
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So sorry to hear that.  I wish there was a way to have our animals protected from such things.  I hope your dog is okay.

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