8 (3 recent DORs) found road cruising Rich Mountain ~1000 hrs
2 found flipping rocks, both on Caddo Moutain
Great to find Copperheads they are protected here in Pennsylvania
Not a great pic but this copperhead bolted under a long after my wife almost stepped on him in the trail at Huntsville State Park (TX). Got a very nice look at it as it went past my foot and would estimate it to be 12 to 15 inches long.
Agkistrodon contortrix is a species of venomous snake endemic to North America, a member of the Crotalinae (pit viper) subfamily. The common name for the species is the copperhead. The behavior of Agkistrodon contortrix may lead to accidental encounters with humans. Five subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here.