We are very seriously looking at some beautiful southern Oklahoma land - copperhead country. I am REALLY REALLY REALLY afraid of copperheads. I lived in rattler country for years (CA high desert) along with black widows but copperheads petrify me. So how do you all of you in copperhead country stay safe (my experience is that they are an extremely agressive snake - bite first ask questions later). And I told my husband NO STREAMS/PONDS - I'm also scared to death of water mocassins. I'm not fond of snakes in general but these top my list.