Saturday, November 15, 2014


The now cleared patio
All right autocorrect, enough, stop it.  I didn't write, "Yikes, Mac found a copperfield on the patio"; he didn't find David Copperfield sunbathing on the brick patio, NO!  He found a copperhead snake.  A poisonous viper that he safely removed to the empty lot next door.
Then the next day he found another one, about  3 feet down from where he had found the first one.
Copperheads like to lay in woody areas, damp areas, compost piles, sawdust and piles of leaves.  And that's exactly where Mac found the two of them.
Over the last couple of months leaves had gathered up next to the wooden fence at the back of the patio.   Now that it's cooler Mac wanted to clear the area and boy did he.  Be assured that leaves will no longer gather in this area.

Copperheads are  vipers and though not extremely poisonous they are quick to bite.
From the internet:


Unlike most venomous snakes, copperheads give no warning signs and strike almost immediately if they feel threatened. Copperheads have the dubious distinction of having bitten the most people in the United States, but fortunately, their venom is not very potent. Children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems may have strong reactions to the venom, however, and anyone who is bitten by a copperhead should seek medical attention.

So autocorrect, when I say Copperhead, don't correct me, I'm pretty sure David Copperfield won't bite me  and I worry that this guy might!


  1. Eeeeek! That's all I've got to say.

  2. As Cynthia already said - eeeeeeeeeek!!!!! I do hate it when autocorrect tries to decide what I am trying to say, and predictive text that makes its own decisions too! xx

  3. Yes, Yikes to the copperhead. We have them here, too, and they live exactly where yours do.
    Now about auto correct. Where does it get off changing a perfectly good word into some version of its egotistical self. And then doesn't even underline them because, no, they're spelled properly, albeit completely wrong. Grrrrr...

  4. you had a snake? very pretty one, but??? how and where? fascinating and scary things

  5. OK I started reading in the wrong spot. I went right to the snake bit....missed the Copperfield bit.....anyway, glad no one got nailed. I would not wish to test the theory that they do not have a lot of would be very painful


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