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#3338296 - 08/27/13 05:58 PM Copperhead Pics...gone wrong
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A buddy of mine at work showed me these today. His wife's friend was weeding out her flower garden and got struck on the hand by a Copperhead that she didn't see. This was last week. This is the 5th person I know of in McMinn and Monroe counties that have been bitten by Copperheads in less than a year. Oddly...none of them were trying to catch the snakes or trying to harm them. In all cases, they were unawares to the snake even being there until after they had already been got. Here are some pics of her hand:

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#3338301 - 08/27/13 06:04 PM Re: Copperhead Pics...gone wrong [Re: Crow Terminator]
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#3338307 - 08/27/13 06:07 PM Re: Copperhead Pics...gone wrong [Re: hunter drew]
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\:\( Ouch. Hope she is OK.
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#3338357 - 08/27/13 07:04 PM Re: Copperhead Pics...gone wrong [Re: plinker22]
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Aw snap, man, that's heinous! Our cook at church camp one year got tagged on the finger just like that, similar circumstances. Left some scarring. Oh I feel so bad for that woman!
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#3338381 - 08/27/13 07:16 PM Re: Copperhead Pics...gone wrong [Re: Nimrod777]
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Ouch!
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#3338467 - 08/27/13 07:56 PM Re: Copperhead Pics...gone wrong [Re: A.Hall]
Inkstainz
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That looks like it hurt pretty good.
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#3338484 - 08/27/13 08:08 PM Re: Copperhead Pics...gone wrong [Re: Inkstainz]
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Could this be the reason I don't like poisonous snakes?
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#3338485 - 08/27/13 08:09 PM Re: Copperhead Pics...gone wrong [Re: KPH]
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#3338489 - 08/27/13 08:11 PM Re: Copperhead Pics...gone wrong [Re: KPH]
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#3338503 - 08/27/13 08:19 PM Re: Copperhead Pics...gone wrong [Re: easy45]
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Oh Crap!!!
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#3338515 - 08/27/13 08:27 PM Re: Copperhead Pics...gone wrong [Re: Kimber45]
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Sure hope she doesn't have TOO much pain in the process. \:\(
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#3338549 - 08/27/13 08:40 PM Re: Copperhead Pics...gone wrong [Re: Crow Terminator]
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That hurts me to look at that
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#3338564 - 08/27/13 08:49 PM Re: Copperhead Pics...gone wrong [Re: SPickle]
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Could have been much worse
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#3338576 - 08/27/13 08:54 PM Re: Copperhead Pics...gone wrong [Re: FastXD]
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#3338672 - 08/27/13 09:40 PM Re: Copperhead Pics...gone wrong [Re: spitndrum]
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Do they even give antivenom from a copperhead bite? Or do they just let it run its course?
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#3338692 - 08/27/13 09:47 PM Re: Copperhead Pics...gone wrong [Re: spitndrum]
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The lady that got bit works at a hospital...so she knew somewhat of what to do. She took a Benadryl before going to the hospital and there I think they gave her the anti venom stuff. No doubt it is gonna keep swelling and be painful though. A friend of mine's step mom got bit by one on the foot last yr while they were camping up at Tellico and her foot was hugely swollen and turned purple like that too. Another lady I work with got bit on the top of the foot not even a week after the other lady ...she was walking across her yard to go get the mail.
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#3338704 - 08/27/13 09:55 PM Re: Copperhead Pics...gone wrong [Re: Crow Terminator]
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This is why I believe that all snakes no matter what kind are killers and I avoid at all cost..
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#3338730 - 08/27/13 10:22 PM Re: Copperhead Pics...gone wrong [Re: Eric Kilby]
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August and September is dogs days for snakes. That means they are in their last shedding before hibernation. and their eyes will be fogged up by the old skin they are trying to peel off. That means they will strike at anything to comes close to it.
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#3338771 - 08/27/13 11:28 PM Re: Copperhead Pics...gone wrong [Re: Crow Terminator]
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 Originally Posted By: Crow Terminator
The lady that got bit works at a hospital...so she knew somewhat of what to do. She took a Benadryl before going to the hospital and there I think they gave her the anti venom stuff. No doubt it is gonna keep swelling and be painful though. A friend of mine's step mom got bit by one on the foot last yr while they were camping up at Tellico and her foot was hugely swollen and turned purple like that too. Another lady I work with got bit on the top of the foot not even a week after the other lady ...she was walking across her yard to go get the mail.


I am glad i don't work with you. I know zero people who have been snakebit!
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#3338805 - 08/28/13 03:57 AM Re: Copperhead Pics...gone wrong [Re: Kimber45]
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#3338810 - 08/28/13 04:39 AM Re: Copperhead Pics...gone wrong [Re: easy45]
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Those things are almost impossible to see in leaves and vegetation.
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#3338846 - 08/28/13 05:45 AM Re: Copperhead Pics...gone wrong [Re: MUP]
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I know of a guy who recently got bit on the finger while pulling weeds in some landscaping by the house. They had to AMPUTATE his finger...
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#3338871 - 08/28/13 06:20 AM Re: Copperhead Pics...gone wrong [Re: hunter drew]
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#3338909 - 08/28/13 06:56 AM Re: Copperhead Pics...gone wrong [Re: Kimber45]
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Dang hopefully she went to the hospital when it happened.
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#3338918 - 08/28/13 07:11 AM Re: Copperhead Pics...gone wrong [Re: G8rntn]
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Forwarding to my wife, no more working in the flower bed for me!
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#3338978 - 08/28/13 08:02 AM Re: Copperhead Pics...gone wrong [Re: Urban_Hunter]
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I think my dog got bit she has two holes in her jaw but no swelling
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#3339646 - 08/28/13 04:39 PM Re: Copperhead Pics...gone wrong [Re: Crow Terminator]
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 Originally Posted By: Crow Terminator
Oddly...none of them were trying to catch the snakes or trying to harm them.


This can't be true. Just ask the snake worshippers on this site. Snakes are NEVER guilty when they bite someone!
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#3339797 - 08/28/13 07:13 PM Re: Copperhead Pics...gone wrong [Re: rabbit hunter]
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That looks terrible. Hate snakes.
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