With the incident yesterday at my son's house, and the upcoming hunting season, it might be appropriate to review the poisonous snakes in your locale, in my case, the venomous snakes found in central Louisiana. Hereabouts, there are five species to be concerned about, although others are found in the Florida parishes east of the Mississippi. A full list can be found here, They are, in no particular order:
Canebrake rattler (also called the timber rattler, or banded rattlesnake), this is the one that my daughter-in-law dispatched yesterday.
Pygmy Rattlesnake. This one is seldom seen, but can cause problems as well.
Cottonmouth. Also knows as the water moccasin, or in some locales, the stubtail. Found in low, swampy environs.
Copperhead, with a wide distribution, if's found in piney-hills and swampy land.
Coral snake Two varieties in Louisiana, but they both have red bands touching yellow. Remember the adage "Red and yellow kill a fellow."
Lots of folks will be out in the woods in the coming months, and it might behoove us to go to the link above and review the poisonous snakes in our woods.
There is, though that mythical beast that I call the Copper Headed Rattle Moccasin. Bad attitude, powerful venom, I shoot those every time I see one. Y'all be careful in the woods this autumn.