07/30/10 105 W, 1 I - + 7 - 3 Snake Bite Love

North Carolina is number one nationally for copperhead bites, reports today's News & Observer. Total of 228 last year. More than 20 percent in Wake County, which led with the bled. Fangs found most people in urban counties, and typically strikes while victims are doing ordinary chores. Beware those barefoot, or with flip-flops, or Mr. Blogger's perpetual summer sandals. 'Taint typically fatal, but a bite can lead to loss of limb. Can also mean many moons of rehab. Read the entire cold-blooded story. Alas, not as many snake puns present themselves this morning. Shake, rattle, and roll.

Ethan Hyman/News & Observer photo

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