Copperheads are not very aggressive snakes. Even though they're
venomous, the toxin is very low as for the potency of the venom. They'll
still mess up your day, but if you are going to get bitten by a venomous
snake, the copperhead is the one to take. .... There have been a lot
of people who have stepped directly on them, without being bitten, and
they are also notorious for giving dry (or defensive) bites without injecting
venom. Still nothing to play around with, or aggravate though.