This is the first snake I have seen in the garden in 40 years. Be careful in your garden. This is a very common poison snake in Tennessee, GA, AL, KY, NC, SC, WV. and many other places. They like to live where there are rocks, brush, along streams and rivers. Rain finally stopped a week ago and it has warmed up in the 90s so snakes are out. Copper Head snakes are very hard to see because of their color pattern. They are not very aggressive snakes you can almost step on them and they wont bite they wont even move. I see Copper Head snakes all the time on hiking trails during the warm weather months. If you accidentally step on one it will bite. Copper head and rattle snakes are very common here my cousin killed one in her yard 64" long last summer. I shot it 6 times in the head with a pellet rifle. This is why you don't usually see snakes this long just by chance sooner or later they get shot. I don't like snakes.