I came across this little guy over the weekend while riding my mtn bike. The bike went right over the snake and I raised my legs up and tried not to run it over.
The snake was right in the middle of the trail and I stopped to warn anyone else coming behind me but also to possibly move the snake. You can see from its body positioning it wasn't super happy. The coloring on these snakes is beautiful. I rarely ever see them so when I do I feel it's special and I'm always amazed at how pretty they are. I started hunting around for a stick to move the copperhead and took great caution to make sure I didn't run into another snake. This next picture is after the snake was moved from the trail the snake is in the picture, you can see how hard it is to see them in this habitat.
The copperhead wasn't aggressive at all when I moved it. These snakes get a bad wrap because they are so feared. They really are special creatures and should be admired.