Hi Folks, A Canterbury/Kenmore St. neighbor sent over a picture of a recently "retired" Copperhead snake. This sighting is from mid-June so sorry for the late post.
I've got a buddy that's been a Guilford County EMS Tech for 30 years now and here's what he has to say about Copperhead snake bites...*I paraphrase:
"There has been an increase in Copperhead snake sightings this year. But, I have not seen a snake bite on my unit or in the Emergency Departments at the local hospitals this year. 80-90% of Copperhead bites do not inject enough venom to be lethal. I do not know of any EMS services that carry antivenom. If there was antivenom onboard, it would not be a recommended treatment in an emergency situation. It is suggested that if you get bitten by a snake that you try and bag the dead snake and bring it in for examination."