It is illegal to kill snakes in Missouri...But that didn't stop someone, (who shall remain anonymous) from doing so to this Copperhead that was in a place it shouldn't have been. No, it wasn't me.
Many years ago, when I was about four or five, I was in the garden with my Mother. This was over at my Grandparents house. They always had a huge garden. She was picking things for dinner & I was standing behind her.
As she was busy, a very large Copperhead began to wrap itself around my legs. I just stood there watching it, when my Mom turned around & freaked out & started screaming bloody murder.
My Dad & Uncle Frank & Grand pa, came running out of the house to see who was murdering her.
Somehow, they got the snake off of me & I believe they killed it with a hoe. Then they rushed me to the hospital, thinking it had bit me. My memory of the episode is that I remained calm & couldn't understand why everyone was so freaked out.
I was embarrassed as hell as they made me get naked & sit on a gurney as they looked all over my body to make sure I had not been bitten.
If you really care...Don't touch me there;~)