Be careful, snakes are active; this one was crossing Botanical Parkway

It’s October and still very warm. Snakes are are still moving around.

This copperhead was a victim of car versus snake on Botanical Parkway in West Columbia, Monday.

The copperhead is South Carolina’s most common venomous snake. according the the SC Department of Natural Resources. It can be found in every South Carolina county, The average adult length is between 2 and 3 feet.

Background color is usually coppery-tan with dark brown hourglass-shaped cross-bands overlying. The head is typically a uniform copper color. One of the copperhead’s habitat type is the longleaf pine forest. Copperheads feed on small rodents, frogs, lizards and insects.