I'm not the only one interested in blackberries

As this little guy proved — or tried to — when I was clearing one of the blackberry patches.

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Not so little, actually -- 27 inches of copperhead wanting nothing more than to be a copperhead.

But this one was doing its copperhead thing too close to the house, and so it is now a former copperhead.