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.Yikes. Where's a bow hunter when you need one?
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.