Other snake bite hot spots, according to USAToday:
In California, there were 129 snakebites reported during April and May compared to 70 last year during those months.
Utah Poison Control Center reported eight snakebites from April through the first three weeks in May 2012, compared to three last year.
So far in 2012, 235 bites have been reported in Florida, compared to 220, the average for January to late May during the past four years.
"We usually start getting them around the beginning of March or so," center director Gaylord Lopez said. "This year, surprisingly, we realized our first snakebite call was in the first week of January." Georgia's Poison Control center is 15-20 percent busier treating snakebite victims than they were this time last year, with at least 120 bite reports.
The northern copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen (Centers for Disease Control, Wikimedia Commons)