I caught a 53' Copperhead while hunting in Tunica Hills last Monday, November 10, 2014. After reading around the Internet, this seems to be quite a big one! Long and wide. I didn't intend to keep or kill it, but it was hanging around camp and my hunting buddy was pretty nervous, so I shot it once and threw it in a bag. When I got home, it was still alive so I put it out of its misery and then measured it and skinned it. Then my wife looked up the record... I've tanned it and without the head it is 51'.