High number of copperhead sightings

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Watch out for copperhead snakes if you're in northern Virginia.

Fairfax officials say there have been an unusually high number of sightings this spring.

A number of bites have also been reported across the county.

Copperheads are one of three types of venomous snakes found in Virginia.

They're usually not active until late-summer or fall.

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