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Virginia homeowner comes across 2-foot venomous copperhead — and it's not the only snake in the den

A Mechanicsville, Virginia, woman spotted a copperhead snake near the crawl space of her home, which may be the least of her worries.

Richard Perry of the Powhatan-based Virginia Wildlife Management and Control (VWMC) told Fox News Digital his privately owned wildlife removal company deals with snakes nearly every day.

Copperhead close up

Virginia Wildlife Management and Control retrieved a 2-foot copperhead from a home in Mechanicsville, Virginia last week. (Virginia Wildlife Management and Control)

On Tuesday, his company removed a five-and-a-half-foot black rat snake from a person’s garage, and the day before, they retrieved a two-foot copperhead from a woman’s driveway.

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Copperhead near door

A woman in Mechanicsville, Va., found a copperhead near the door of her crawl space. (Virginia Wildlife Management and Control)

The space was “jam packed with stuff,” he said, and he told the woman there was no way he was going to find any type of snake there.

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But he gave an honest effort.

Copperhead in a bucket

Virginia Wildlife Management and Control captured a copperhead venomous snake in Mechanicsville, Virginia. (Virginia Wildlife Management and Control)

Perry and his team set a few snake traps underneath the house and told the woman to leave them alone unless a snake is captured. If that happens, he told her, she should notify him, and he would come remove the snake.

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One of the traps captured a rat snake, and after notifying VWMC, she tossed the snake and the trap.

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The snake was lethargic and not moving much, more than likely because it had eaten a meal of frogs and lizards from underneath the house.

But as soon as he touched the snake, it came to life.

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As for the woman’s home where the copperhead was found, it is probably not the last time she will have a run-in with a snake.

“Her crawl space is just loaded,” Perry said. “God only knows how many more snakes are underneath that house.”

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