A young copperhead (pictured above left) was found in someone's shoe in their carport. Luckily, the copperhead's tail was seen hanging out of the shoe
before an accident could occur. It was brought to Dauset Trails for relocation (pictured above right). This copperhead is about 2 months old and 14 inches long.
Note when copperheads are young,
their tails have a sulphur-yellow tip. Also note the copper-colored "Hershey Kiss" or "hourglass" pattern on the side. The above pictures are of the same snake. It is amazing how small of a space they can coil their bodies into.
If you leave shoes, boots, or gloves outside on the ground, be careful before you put them on. There may be a snake camping inside!