Osage Copper Head, young, maybe 12 inches
Looked what I stepped on... glad I hike fast.
Had my epi-pen sent to me after this guy reminded me why I might need it.
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.