Too close for comfort: Two large, venomous copperheads found in Edmonson County

Two copperheads, both 42 inches in length, came a little too close for comfort for two men in Edmonson County.

According to The Edmonson Voice, Willie Lindsey was on a walk along Oklahoma Road when he encountered the snake. 

The next day, a copperhead managed to trap itself in a tractor while some mowing was taking place on Jeff Vanmeter’s field. 

Both snakes were killed.

Snakes become much more active when the weather is warm. Copperheads mate in the spring and their babies are born in the summertime.

According to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, you should not try to handle or kill these snakes due to the threat they pose.