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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Snakes Not On a Plane: Copperheads Resume Reign of Terror in Reston

snake-paultard.jpgHey, remember that time that copperhead snakes attacked three Restonians and their pets last year? Well, they're back -- and apparently they have good memories.

Recently, some residents in three Reston neighborhoods have reported seeing a few copperheads. No person or pet has been harmed. So far, the sightings have occurred in three areas:

* Woodbrook Lane-North Point
* Aldenham Lane/Thanlet Lane
* Post Oak/Ramstead Lane

In 2008, sightings occurred in the same areas. Two dogs, a cat and three people were bitten. All survived.

Not only did they return to the same areas, but to the very same streets. They're the region's only poisonous snake, and apparently they carry grudges.

Fortunately, the RA is on the job, and they've hired a consultant to take care of the problem once and for all:


This time, it's personal.

9 comments:

  1. Not only has RA hired a consultant, they have commissioned a study, drawn up preliminary plans, conducted a survey and hired a PR firm who specializes in dealing with the small vocal minority of NIMBY copperhead snake haters.

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  2. Save the Copperheads!

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  3. No copperhead should have to die because they don't have health insurance.

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  4. If you spot a Copperhead, flip him over. If he has a white tummy he's an Eastern Milk Snake, not a Copperhead. Copperhead markings go all 'round the serpent.

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  5. Brooklyn Bridge SalesmanSeptember 15, 2009 at 4:03 PM

    Scubadiver: Thanks for the tip, but we'll leave it to you to flip over a potentially venomous snake just to see if it's really a copperhead or not!

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  6. Hahaha! Awesome clip. Love it.

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  7. Two Copperheads have recently been exterminated on Thanlet Ln.

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  8. I SAY KILL EVERY SNAKE U SEE A DEAD IS SNAKE IA S GOOD SNAKE

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  9. They are back on Aldenham Lane. RA never did anything other than to send someone to tell us that the snakes were dangerous.

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