I almost stepped on this! I quickly turned and ran the other direction. Went directly in the house and told Darren. He said oh it was probably a harmless king snake. Lucky for me I did not get bit. This is a Copperhead and is poisonous. The venom is not to bad but very painful and needs to be treated. I did not knoe this before Darren helped it into the woods across our driveway. Now I am going to be wary while walking or running!