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.