Down by the parking area is water and snakes love water
He came out of the water and into the grass
Across the sidewalk and into the pond on the other side
Yes, that little water snake was a copperhead and we had to tell the three boys to leave it alone. One had a net, one a fishing pole and the third just a small stick. Sounds like a bite was bound to happen. The snake did not back off or slink away. He went where he wanted and was a beautiful creature if you like snakes. I don't. You notice that I'm not in any of the pictures near the snake.