It is something I think about every time I hike or ride my horse in the woods, will I encounter a snake today? More often than not I DO see a snake when I am out and about, usually, it’s a black snake. But that’s not the one I’m worried about. Copperhead snakes are ALL over the place. I have a friend that just found a huge one IN HIS GARAGE. I have heard we are in for a very “snakey” season.
But what happens, if God forbid, you get bitten by a copperhead. Is it certain death? Well, I have a riding buddy that got bitten by one and she was very sick for a long time but with anti-venom, she recovered.
These two guys from “Breaking Trail” set out on a trek to find a timber rattler (which I ran into a couple of weeks ago ) and found a copperhead instead. Here is what they say about how a bite from a copperhead can affect you.