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#5598236 - 02/13/15 04:54 PM Copperhead in the Austin area
YellowDog Offline

Registered: 09/27/12
Posts: 673
Loc: No Place to Hunt/Fish
We have killed about 8 copperheads in the last two months in Giddings TX. They have just now started showing up. Been copperhead free for many years. Anyone seen an increase in copperheads???
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#5598278 - 02/13/15 05:29 PM Re: Copperhead in the Austin area [Re: YellowDog]
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Registered: 10/14/09
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Loc: Goldthwaite,Tx
Eight huh? eeks333

#5598399 - 02/13/15 06:50 PM Re: Copperhead in the Austin area [Re: YellowDog]
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Registered: 09/25/11
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Loc: granger,tx
Makes sense to me, use to lay telephone cable in Bastrop, now there is SOME copperheads there, not really to far from Giddings.

#5598431 - 02/13/15 07:11 PM Re: Copperhead in the Austin area [Re: YellowDog]
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The cats killed a small one about a month ago. They brought it up on the porch to scare the wife and kids one morning.
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#5598442 - 02/13/15 07:17 PM Re: Copperhead in the Austin area [Re: YellowDog]
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Yes is the answer, the copperheads have always been here though. Also found a coral snake in the back yard 2 years ago.

#5599049 - 02/14/15 08:10 AM Re: Copperhead in the Austin area [Re: YellowDog]
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Registered: 09/24/14
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Loc: Bastrop, Texas
I live in Bastrop and we have always had tons of them here. I could see them in Giddings no problem. We see some Coral, some rattlesnake, and some Water Mocasins too, but Copperheads the most common.
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#5599270 - 02/14/15 10:21 AM Re: Copperhead in the Austin area [Re: YellowDog]
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Gotta agree. They have always been there. You are just seeing more of them for some reason.
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#5599276 - 02/14/15 10:27 AM Re: Copperhead in the Austin area [Re: YellowDog]
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Warmer temps this fall in my area than normal have things moving around a bit earlier. Rainfall or lack of it can change patterns some also.

#5599493 - 02/14/15 01:41 PM Re: Copperhead in the Austin area [Re: YellowDog]
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Registered: 08/19/06
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Loc: bastrop county
some what wetter conditions in the past months, so there is more food source the last 6 months, I found cotton-tail nest all winter long, or I should say my jack russlle found them
hold on Newt, we got a runaway

#5599921 - 02/14/15 08:55 PM Re: Copperhead in the Austin area [Re: YellowDog]
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Registered: 11/02/10
Posts: 692
Loc: Bastrop County
Snake population here is slowly returning. Didn't see a single snake of any kind for about 18 months after the fire in 2011. Copperheads are easily the most common venomous snake around my place.

#5599932 - 02/14/15 09:07 PM Re: Copperhead in the Austin area [Re: YellowDog]
shea.mcphail Offline

Registered: 11/27/14
Posts: 145
Loc: Mesquite/Canton
Copperheads are fairly common on our land. Hard to find them until you are pretty much right on top of them.

#5600442 - 02/15/15 12:01 PM Re: Copperhead in the Austin area [Re: YellowDog]
257.Bob Offline
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Registered: 02/07/15
Posts: 41
I killed 13 last year in my front and back yard. Nasty little boogers. My poor dog finally built up a immunity to their venom. He got to where he would swell up and swell down in about thirty minutes after being hit.


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