"Always carry a small flask of whisky in case of a snakebite, and furthermore, always carry a small snake"- W.C. Fields
I was asked if I saw many snakes on the trail. I saw my first one in North Carolina just past Beech Gap. In Northern Virgina, West Virgina, and in Pennsylvania, I saw snakes on just about every sunny day. In Northern Pennsylvania I think I saw rattlesnakes on almost every sunny day. This is the only copperhead I saw on the trip and I saw it a few days before Harpers Ferry.