I almost had a very bad evening this Friday. I got out of the car by our garage and almost stepped on a 3ft copperhead while wearing sandals at dusk. I jumped back and told my husband to run over it with the car. He did but it still lived. So he got the gun and shot the copperhead 10 times until the head was gone. I do not like to kill snakes but this one is the bad kind to have around the garage and round bales. Plus my dog was around where the snake might have a nest.
I am so glad I noticed this venomous snake before it was too late. From now on I am wearing my hiking boots until the cool weather comes. You can see my husband has his on to show the snake's length in the photos.