Yes, a BIG copperhead! Just as a disclaimer, this isn't the actual snake I came across - the picture is downloaded from the internet - but it's a pretty good representation of the size. I've seen quite a few smaller copperheads since I have lived here in central NC, but this is the first time I have come across a big one. I would guess that it was pushing three feet and pretty wide.
Gave me quite a start! I gave it a wide berth and kept running - it was a bit disconcerting when it turned its head to watch me go by! When I looked back it was still lying in the road - I hope no one ran it over - a magnificent animal!