I took the dog out to pee tonight and a copperhead tagged her on the leg. Up until today I have been a pretty live and let live towards snakes, but that's done now. I see em they are dead from now on.
Absolutely NOT true.In TX it is illegal to kill any snakes unless it is a threat to people or property.
Nope. You’re wrong. The article I sighted has the technically legal interpretation of the law. As verified by the official Texas government website:Better ck again sir
Indiscriminate killing is illegal.
No worries.Ok, maybe I’m not as done as I thought I would be.
It may strike you as peculiar but my actual sentiments are not so different from yours. First of all, I don’t go hunting for snakes. And as to the ones I run across around my house, IF they’re non venomous, for the most part, I try to leave them alone and encourage them to mosey on their way. After all, they do a good job in helping to keep the rat and field mice populations down. But my house backs up to a green belt area with a creek. This has lead me to killing three copperheads in as many years; two on the back porch and this year, one so far, on the front porch (within a foot of the front door). Just not going to tolerate those.
Obviously the point I was trying to make earlier was the technically “legal” aspect of Texas law concerning snakes. Some states do have strict or moderately strict laws concerning the killing of snakes.... but Texas isn’t one of them. Best to ya.