ALL BY MYSELF! I went out to water my chickens. I was pulling the hose out and turned around and noticed something moving about 6 INCHES FROM MY FEET! It was a Copperhead! I must have stepped right over it it was so close. Thankfully it was facing the other direction! I was afraid to let the thing go though because then I would always wonder where it was when I went out there. It was moving towards the pasture so I knew I didn’t have much time to react or it would be gone. I had to RUN to the barn and grab a shovel. I snuck up behind it and smashed into the back of its head with the blade of the shovel. I saw it’s mouth open and venom actually squirted out of it’s fangs a little! It was SOOOOOOOO creepy! Eventually it was dead. I put it on the shovel and walked over to my MIL’s house where my hubby was. I went to the door and yelled to them to come see what I had got. They both came out assuming I had found a barn kitten or something and couldn’t believe I had killed a snake all on my own! Richie was SO proud of me! My mother in law looked at me and said “Well, you really are a farmgirl!”
I wish I had taken a picture of it but I forgot and Richie had already thrown it into the woods! Bummer!