VENOMOUS SNAKE SPOTTED ALONG W&OD TRAIL IN ASHBURN

The Burn spends a lot of time on the W&OD Trail, which runs right through the heart of Ashburn. So imagine our joy when the trail’s Facebook page posted this photo of what they say is a venomous copperhead snake. It was spotted along the trail near the Luck Stone overlook, west of Belmont Ridge Road.

We’ve seen deer, turtles, foxes, groundhogs and even giant caterpillars on the trail, but thankfully we have yet to see a ginormous snake. According to snake experts, snake activity often picks up in the fall as temperatures dip and snakes are more active preparing for winter hibernation. They may also enjoy sunny surfaces like the paved W&OD Trail as they seek to warm themselves up.

The Burn thinks the treadmill at the gym is sounding better and better.

Image: W&OD Trail Facebook page