I was hiking into Pearisburg this morning finishing my Daleville-Pearisburg section and I missed putting my boot down on a copperhead by just a few inches.
It happenned very fast - I was in the process of putting down my boot when I saw the snake coil up and rear back fixing to strike. Why it didn't bite me I'll never know. I planted my boot right beside the snake - probably 2-3 inches at most.
Scared the crap out of me.