"Sorry to break it to you, but that's not a baby copperhead. In fact, it's not a venomous snake at all. Looks to me like a hatchling black rat snake. If you don't believe, go retrieve the body (I assume you killed it, and try to find a pair of fangs. Betcha don't... "
Okay, I've been on the 'net for a long time now. I'm no stranger to chat speak and 'netiquette. I fully realize that without inflection in one's voice, it's easy to misconstrue someone's intentions when they type. I try to be understanding and obtain clarification when necessary.
But Mr. or Ms. "Anonymous", you kind of sounded like a know-it-all turd in your comment.
But that's just me.
And why would you be sorry to "break it" to me? I, personally, was glad to hear that quite possibly we didn't have a nest of squirming little cylindrical reptiles full of venom lurking about our front yard. Even though you were snarky, I do thank you for bringing it to my attention. You really know your snakes, Anonymous.
No, we didn't dig up a body because the damn dog done tore it all to bits, but we did do several Google searches and what do ya know ... it appears that there baby snake IS a baby black rat snake. Thankfully.
So, to all who have found my site because of the supposed baby copperhead pic - my apologies.
(Yes, I have PMS. Back off, dudes.)