Naww,,no way,,lmao,,snake has to live and eat too you know..but if I find him,,he is a dead one..lol..if he was a black snake I wouldn't bother him,,but copperhead,,he has to go.
no peacock,,too noisy,,might run all the deer away,,late yesterday,,heard a bobcat growl about 50yds from the house,,I like my wildlife,,lol,,and I like to leave everything as natural as possible in my woodsie setup with house in the middle.
Finally,,and I just knew it was still hiding in the garage somewhere,,this morning,,the wife goes out to get in her vehicle to go to work,,and there is the copperhead laying next to the lawn mower,,she chases it out of the garage into the woods with a garden rake,,and so everything is fine now..and nobody has gotten bitten..and the snake lives to tell about it another day!
But, related to the post, the risk of getting bitten is very slim if you're careful. Almost none of the snake nerds (myself included) wear gaiters or anything. Timbers are uncommon, and if you're lucky enough to see one, it'll let you know it's angry before it strikes. But if you want to be cautious, go for it. Can't hurt. (but a bite can!)
Caveat: I did VERY nearly step on a copperhead there once. Barely stopped my foot in time. So watch your step!