How to identify a COPPERHEAD - and not mistake several common harmless snakes for them. Also, according to this site copperhead bites hurt but are seldom lethal ( 3 confirmed deaths in the last 120 years). That's a relief, sorta.
Bullsnake [Pin It] Credit: U. Fish and Wildlife Service Bullsnakes are sometimes mistaken for rattlesnakes, but they're nonvenomous. In fact, the snakes are important for controlling the rodent population in areas such as Nebraska.