CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Expect to start seeing baby copperhead snakes across North Carolina.
Experts said August is hatching time for the venomous snakes, and this year's hotter-than-normal temperatures means the babies will be emerging even earlier, according to our sister station, WTVD.
Copperheads are ovoviviparous, meaning their babies hatch from eggs that incubate inside the mother's body. The babies are then born live.
Experts say the snakes often live in suburban areas because humans leave food lying about. The venom from copperheads is not lethal to humans; however, you need to go to a hospital if you suspect you've been bitten by one.
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