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Friday, September 19, 2008

Reston's Bucolic, Natural Setting: Filled With Slithering, Venomous Critters (and not just Nano-toting lawyers out for a jog)

As if we didn't have enough to worry about, there's something slithering in the grass... that could kill you.

With some reported snake bites in the Reston area, the Reston Association is providing information about Northern Copperheads and other local snakes to assist with identification and to offer precautions, when needed.

The reported bites occurred in neighborhoods off Aldenham Lane, Thanlet Lane and Woodbrook Lane. Unusually high numbers of encounters can occur in September when snakes search for under-rock dens when they can spend the winter.

The copperhead is the only venomous snake in Reston.
Yikes. Where's a bow hunter when you need one?

1 comment:

  1. It's worth noting that these streets border on Lake Fairfax park, so if like me you don't live around these streets doesn't mean you shouldn't be on the lookout.


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