We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I was going to guess a black racer eating a copperhead, too. For years we had a black snake under our house - actually, he probably went from house to house. Then one day I saw a hawk with a snake - I'm sure it was our black snake. Shortly after that, my neighbor was bitten by a copperhead. I always liked having a black snake under the house for mice and rats, but I had no idea they ate copperheads, too. I was going to get another one (somehow) but my daughter saw on in our front yard so thankfully we seem to have another of those wonderful reptiles.
Huh - how about that - it's called a Desert King snake and it is a copperhead.
Didn't even know there was such a thing as a Desert King snake. I knew there was an Eastern King snake.
Turns out that there are two other black colored snakes that eat venomous snakes - the Indigo snake (never heard of that one but apparently it is the largest snake native to the US) and the previously mentioned black racer.
I always say you learn something new here everyday.