Eco-Inspector’s brother Matt was bitten by a Copperhead on his pinky toe. If you think he was grubbing around in the woods you are mistaken: he was taking a stroll down the sidewalk of his upscale subdivision near Lawrenceville in Gwinnett County, Georgia
Another unforseen result is more power outages. The crowns of drought-weakened trees are full of new leaves making them perfect sails. Even modest winds topple trees and power lines
So here is our lesson for the day: every event has a consequence.
That includes wearing flip flops while taking a stroll
Matt spent five days in the hospital. Snake venom is nasty stuff: in addition to attacking the nervous system it “tenderizes” the flesh of its’ victims. This can lead to a number of complications.
We should be happy our long, dry spell is over and prepare for more snakes, downed trees and mosquitos.
One final comment: I am REALLY keeping my eyes open during inspections these days. You never know when a snake might bite or a tree might fall.