- In late summer copperheads give birth to live young, typically six to seven babies, although it can be as many as 15.
- Young copperheads are 8 to 10 inches long and are born with both fangs and venom.
- The young have bright yellow tail tips that they wiggle to attract prey such as frogs and lizards.
Outdoor Safety Precautions:
- If you are out at night, always use a flashlight, because most snakes are active on warm nights. Shine before your step.
- Never pick up or attempt to move a snake.
- Don’t put your hands or feet in places where you can’t see.
- Wear leather gloves if you have to handle debris, logs, rocks and other objects where a snake could be hiding.
- Wear high boots, gaiters and thick pants when working or walking in grassy or wooded areas.
- Remove piles of brush and leaves well away from walkways and play areas.
To report a wildlife issue within the community, please contact the Sea Pines Security Department at 843.671.7170.