Even though 2009 is not the year of the snake, this is the summer of the snake. We have encountered several snakes in our outdoor adventures including:
Copperhead (Sugar Hollow, VA)
Black Racer Snake (Sugar Hollow, VA)
Brown Water Snake (Pungo, VA)
Black Rat Snake (Monticello, VA) Collecting Wine Berries
Unknown Black Snake (Pungo, VA)
Most of our encounters were uneventful, but identifying the venomous copperhead was certainly sketchy. Now we are a little more aware of these creatures in our adventures.
PS. Mr Cottonmouth or Mr Timber Rattler stay in your hole.