Perils Civil Engineers Face: Close Encounter with Snakes

Photo Courtesy of Jan Kopriva from Pexels.

By Sorista Vaught

As civil engineers much of our work takes us underground and around foundations into dark places where we inspect structures. We often wear coveralls and carry flashlights and cell phones to photograph our subjects. The story that follows happened to Jack Cunningham this year:

Jack was under a house doing a thorough inspection of foundation and supports when he noticed a moving form out of the corner of his eye. He focused his camera lense on the movement and thought what he recorded bore some resemblance to a snake. He stated that an uncomfortable feeling started brewing in his being. He continued to photograph supports and masonary walls when suddenly, the black plastic under him started to rise and brush the underside of his elbow. It was then he realized that there was more than one snake keeping him company in that cool, dark crawlspace. He decided that the best thing to do was leave rapidly.

When Jack came back into the office later, we all analyzed the photo of the snake and determined it was a copperhead Jack had seen that day.

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