Initially was watching a green anole jump around on the top of this fallen log, I was about to step closer to the anole and right before I did I scanned the surroundings and noticed this copperhead's head peeking out from this log. I would have stepped right into striking distance if I hadn't taken a better look first. The snake continued to sun just the head and didn't come out anymore. I passed the area again about 10 minutes later and the snake had retreated it's head more but was still barely peeking out.
Relocated at request of the home owner
Dor, 19.5" female, 5/25/16, 9:01 pm
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.