Beware Of Extra Copperheads Out Snacking On Cicadas In Kentucky This Spring
By Andrea Limke|Published April 08, 2021
A Cincinnati native who has lived in Kentucky for over 10 years, Andrea's heart belongs both in the Queen City and the Bluegrass State. After earning an education degree and working in that field for a number of years, Andrea began to pursue her passion for writing over 6 years ago. Since then she has written for a number of print and online publications, as well as published a children's book.
Nature is a part of life and sometimes it’s cute and cuddly while other times it’s… not. Of course, every creature throughout Kentucky has a place in its ecosystem, but some of the habits of these animals are downright hair-raising. By now you likely know that the Bluegrass State is going to be invaded by millions of cicadas this spring and we are getting very close to their arrival. What you may not know is that with all of these bugs comes extra copperhead snakes in Kentucky, slithering out for a snack. These venomous snakes can be found all over Kentucky, so keep an eye out for them this spring. And fair warning: if you’re not a fan of bugs and snakes, you may want to read the rest of this article with your eyes mostly covered.
Cicadas and copperhead snakes in Kentucky are not unusual, but expect an influx of both this year. And as you can tell by these incredible photos by Sarah Phillips of Capturing Contortix Photography, copperheads may be the only things that are excited about the millions of cicadas that will be crawling up from the ground this spring in Kentucky. So what do you think of this aspect of nature? Cool or creepy? Maybe a little of both? Let us know in the comments!