Tomorrow my daughter & I are joining my brothers and sister in law for brunch. Daughter #2 is going to the Renaissance Festival with her boyfriend. DH is working. My brother called last night to warn me that he had nearly stepped on a copperhead on his front walkway. This is the second one he's encountered there. I think I know why: he needs to cut back the foundation plantings, which provides them a secluded, shady area, apparently the kind of environment they like.
Just looking at the picture gives me the willies.