I stared at this picture, and what I thought was the snake was apparently just more dirt and twigs. I had to scroll down to the answer to actually see the snake. Meet Agkistrodon contortrix, commonly know as the Copperhead snake. Tough to spot and venomous so avoid them if you actually see one. They're pretty common, (mostly in the eastern half of North America) but chances are you'll walk right by one without even know it's there. Isn't that comforting?!
Received this from a fellow HERper this morning. No caption needed, the task was implied: "can you spot the snake?" 🐍 pic.twitter.com/oVkjOm8ufy— Helen🐍👩🏼🔬 (@SssnakeySci) April 23, 2017
If y'all haven't found it yet... Copperhead, aka Agkistrodon contortrix. Cute but venomous, so no touchy! ☺️🐍❤️ pic.twitter.com/pSVMIhFP0o— Helen🐍👩🏼🔬 (@SssnakeySci) April 24, 2017