dissecting a copperheadToday my life changed. My sister and I were helping dad with a carpentry project when he saw a Copperhead and immediately killed it. I don’t like hurting animals but these are poisonous and it was going into our garage!

After we looked at it for awhile dad asked us if we wanted to cut it open, thinking we might find a mouse or something. We were reluctant but dad got a knife and soon he was cutting it open. We did not find anything that the snake had been eating but we did find BABIES!!!

Here are some photos that we took of the eggs and the little baby. I felt terrible but it was a dangerous snake. We have black snakes and we like those to keep rodents away from our yard and the garden.

This Copperhead would also eat the little baby Eastern Box Turtle that we found in the yard.

The photo below is of one of the baby snakes that was in one of those eggs. It was amazing and I never thought I would take a razor knife and cut something up but this was cool. I even found the heart and
baby copperhead

I have a little video that Papa took that shows the heart beating. You can see it here.