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#1 by RoseGold » Tue May 17, 2016 15:14

DENVER, N.C. — A poisonous snake in a tree in the gardening department has bitten an employee at a home improvement store in North Carolina.

The East Lincoln Fire Department said in a Facebook post that officers were called to a Lowe's Home Improvement store Monday about 25 miles northwest of Charlotte.

Authorities said a copperhead in a tree at the store bit the employee, who was taken to a hospital. The worker's name and condition were not available.

The fire department warned in its post that people should be careful when shopping for trees, noting snakes could be found in any store that sells trees.

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service says copperheads are responsible for most venomous snake bites in the state. Officials say the bites are rarely fatal.
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#2 by cookin2 » Tue May 17, 2016 15:35

Wow! I'm not in NC, but shop at Lowe's and Home Depot for gardening stuff. That poor guy :( Thank you for sharing this, much appreciated :thumbup:
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#3 by RoseGold » Tue May 17, 2016 15:46

You're welcome. I thought everyone should know. Something you wouldn't even think of while shopping for trees. Hope the guy will be okay, we don't know yet.
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#4 by proadco » Tue May 17, 2016 16:51

@ Rosegold

I had two tried to bite me yesterday, some how they manage to get in my fan box over to the right --->>> :lol:
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#5 by valerie » Tue May 17, 2016 17:03

Yep, I heard about that or another one that happen to some weeks ago.

I hate them. I get snakes in a purple tree I have....forget what the name
of those trees are that have what looks like cherries in the Spring and blooms
pink blossoms.

Copperheads and Cottonmouths are very common on my property. Mainly
they hang out in the woods and when it's real hot I will see the cottonmouths
some times, swimming in the pond.

I've killed snakes here. The copperheads can be very aggressive and I that
is an animal that I make no bones about killing. I've watched youtube
videos by people that don't know what they're talking about....one young
man showing how nice copperheads are and how they won't kill you. :shock:

Well normally a copperhead bite isn't fatal but man oh man, their bite can
do a heck of a lot of damage to an adult and not to mention what their bite
can do to children and pets.

And when I chop the copperheads head off, the heads still try and bite you!
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#6 by RoseGold » Tue May 17, 2016 17:12

Whoa..Ok ProAdCo...I get it :arrow: :lol: :lol:
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#7 by RoseGold » Tue May 17, 2016 17:20

Wow :o Val...is there anything you can put around your place to keep snakes away? I heard moth balls would keep them at bay, but I've been told that snakes can't smell without nostrils :?:
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#8 by valerie » Tue May 17, 2016 17:48

rosegold wrote: Wow :o Val...is there anything you can put around your place to keep snakes away? I heard moth balls would keep them at bay, but I've been told that snakes can't smell without nostrils :?:

Naw. Moth balls don't affect them. It's not a big deal, really. When you live in the South,
in a rural area, in the woods with trees, and leaves, and pond, and wild turkeys, and possums,
and raccoons, etc etc etc you don't really think about it, you're just aware of it. I have a lot
of property to mow and I keep the areas of the property including the levy, mowed to short
grass. I do that for more reasons than one, actually. I walk my little dog most days when
the weather is nice, mostly right around the house. The mowers usually run 7 days a week. :lol:
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#9 by lotoole » Tue May 17, 2016 18:08

Here in the Ozarks, you have to be careful when out canoeing. Cottonmouths sometimes hang in the trees and will fall in the canoes. When you're out in the middle of the water, it's not like there's anyplace to go either unless you just want to jump ship and donate the canoe to the Cottonmouth.

Usually every year I find Copperheads in my yard. The dogs usually keep them under control but I'm always afraid one of them will bite a dog.

Recently I found a rattlesnake when out hiking but it was very tiny. A park ranger told me this was a rare pygmy rattlesnake and they are a protected species.
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#10 by onehub » Tue May 17, 2016 18:32

Incredible. Fortunately in Singapore only 20% of properties are having lands. The 80% of us living in apartment blocks. We hardly visit gardening stores. :D
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#11 by valerie » Tue May 17, 2016 21:23

lotoole wrote: Here in the Ozarks, you have to be careful when out canoeing. Cottonmouths sometimes hang in the trees and will fall in the canoes. When you're out in the middle of the water, it's not like there's anyplace to go either unless you just want to jump ship and donate the canoe to the Cottonmouth.

Usually every year I find Copperheads in my yard. The dogs usually keep them under control but I'm always afraid one of them will bite a dog.

Recently I found a rattlesnake when out hiking but it was very tiny. A park ranger told me this was a rare pygmy rattlesnake and they are a protected species.

Yes they do! I guess they must get hot and they like to hang in the trees near the water.
I'm not really sure why they do that other then cooling from the heat unless they are some
how trying to catch birds or something.

Many many years ago an area where I lived in KY, I'd walk across the road to a creek bed.
There would be snakes hanging all over the place from the trees. I don't remember what
kind of snakes they were.

It gets so hot here and I guess it does where you are too.
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#12 by kyerby » Wed May 18, 2016 00:02

That tree might be a crab apple tree. Grew up with one in the front yard.
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#13 by valerie » Wed May 18, 2016 20:44

I have looked online at pictures and I think it is or similar to a 'plum cherry tree' but
the fruit I don't think is edible, at least not by humans.
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