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    us
    Apr 2013
    Eastern Massachusetts
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    Not the Copper I was hoping to find...

    Hi All,

    Had a chance to get out in the woods for a few hours this afternoon. I managed to uncover a 1952 Washington, three wheaties, assorted clad, and a neat key. However, the "find" of the day was a Copperhead snake! It was about three feet long, and kind'a pissed off. I have never seen one of these in the wild, and apparently they are quite rare in Massachusetts. Glad I didn't step on him... HH.
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  2. #2
    us
    Feb 2009
    schuylkill county pa.
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    Nice job on the silver and other finds besides the snake, But at least you found him before he got to you first.

  3. #3
    us
    Detect smarter, not harder.

    Mar 2014
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    Sheez man, I'm glad you're ok. There's a place where I hunt on occasion called RattleSnake Creek. During colonial times it was full of Timber Rattlers but I still believe there are a couple still in there. Anyway, I hope I never cross with any venomous snake brother. Stay safe and nice quarter.


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  4. #4
    us
    art

    Dec 2015
    Maryland's eastern shore
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    Congrats on some nice finds
    Growing old is not for sissies I thought it would take longer to get old.

  5. #5
    us
    Jun 2015
    ES of Maryland
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    Yet another reason to avoid woods hunting for me. Congrats on the finds. I found a similar key recently
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  6. #6

    Apr 2013
    Massachusetts
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    Congrats on the silver. I hope you're a lot further east in Mass than I am!!!

  7. #7

    May 2008
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    Nice digs. Pretty sure that is a milk snake though and not a copperhead.

  8. #8
    us
    Mar 2008
    Boise, Idaho
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff H View Post
    Nice digs. Pretty sure that is a milk snake though and not a copperhead.
    Nice key! I agree, not a copperhead (Round eye pupils), but it will still bite you.
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  9. #9
    us
    Apr 2013
    Eastern Massachusetts
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    Thanks for the correct ID on the snake. Still don't think I'd want to get up close and personal...
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  10. #10
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    Kevin

    Feb 2017
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    Love the snake. Glad you two parted company on equal terms. Cool old key and silver quarter. Wonderful day in the woods.

  11. #11
    us
    Apr 2017
    Bay Area, CA
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    Nice! Whats it say on the key?

  12. #12
    us
    Sep 2015
    In MI woods
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    Congratulations on the silver find. The copperheads I have run across down south tended to be short and thick. They look like a stick in the path until they move.

  13. #13
    Congrats on the finds ( even the snake ) . I like that key.

  14. #14
    us
    Aug 2010
    Birmingham, AL
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    That I believe is a milk snake and not a copperhead based on head/eye shape.
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    Good Luck to All!

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    Congrats on the silver and the old key.
    Is that a padlock key?
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