I took my Boxer for a walk a few minutes ago. He stepped off the driveway into the grass and suddenly growled and jumped back. I looked and there coiled up and ready to strike was a large Copperhead. Well Mr. Copperhead got a quick introduction to Mr. 9mm! Tossed what was left of him in my burning barrel. A caution, to those that don't know, be very careful when you kill a venemous snake and don't pick it up in your hand. Use a stick or something. Dead snakes can still bite, and inject venom, long after they are killed. Not an old wive's tale but a very real fact. Has something to do with the nerves and muscles in their bodies. My Boxer was lucky and he didn't get bit. He should behave better as he owes me. Of course he'd tell you that he saved me by warning me the snake was there. Another word of advice, never believe what a Boxer tells ya unless he yells SNAKE! ROFL Oh, and another reason you should carry at home not just when going somewhere!