How Deadly is the Copperhead?!

On this episode of Breaking Trail, Coyote and Mario are on the search for the Timber Rattlesnake! Along the way, they come across none other than the Copperhead snake! How dangerous is this snake, might you ask? You're about to find out!
Watch now to find out how deadly the Copperhead Snake is, and to see if Coyote and Mario can find the Timber Rattlesnake!
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  1. EpikMurk


    8 soat oldin


  2. Sean Mitchell

    Sean Mitchell

    Kun oldin

    I’ll never forgive my brother for beating a copperhead to death in our driveway with his skateboard I was inside and he walked in with it I was the only one upset my dad didn’t care I watched him kill a cottonmouth with a shovel in back yard

  3. Bigchain B

    Bigchain B

    2 kun oldin

    My uncle got bit by on and half of his finger is gone

  4. Sei Owens

    Sei Owens

    2 kun oldin

    Walked right into a den of about 3 rattlers and 1 copperhead. The copperhead was right in front of me, couldn’t see it due to the camouflage...they blend in very well, too well. My friend saw it from a different height and angle. Didn’t get bit, and was able to walk away.

  5. Tys B

    Tys B

    4 kun oldin

    1:58 coyote should get the SHERP if you know you know if not then look it up

  6. TH3 C4SSIU5 3FF3CT

    TH3 C4SSIU5 3FF3CT

    8 kun oldin

    Indiana creeks and small rivers are riddled with these....I frequently take my kids with me exploring on the creek bottoms...we’ve found lots of snakes. Rat snakes, three different kinds of garter snakes, water snakes, copperheads, corn snakes, racers, ring neck snakes, and one water moccasin. Most of what we find is just a massive repeat of the list above with the exception of the water moccasin....but one day, one very lucky day, we will chance upon a timber rattler. So don’t feel bad coyote, it eludes people all over the place!!!

  7. Scarlet Jean

    Scarlet Jean

    9 kun oldin

    I was first got my drivers license my mom bought a rubber copperhead snake and put it where I parked my car. And I stepped on it.... my reaction was to jump on the roof of my car and cry for help until my neighbor came out to check on me. Also stoped parking my car in the grass that day....,

  8. Singh Tona

    Singh Tona

    13 kun oldin

    Thumbnail: how deadly is copperhead? Me: it doesn’t look that deadly ur literally holding it in thumbnail

  9. Donald May

    Donald May

    15 kun oldin

    They say a rattlesnake will rattle before it bites that is BS I pulled the stickers off of my breeches leg and looked down and there was a 6-ft rattlesnake with this mouth open ready to bite me and I blowed his head and his Rattlers off don't know how many Rattlers it had

  10. Jason Wilson

    Jason Wilson

    27 kun oldin

    Put that jeep in 4 low and gag it.

  11. Will McBride

    Will McBride

    28 kun oldin

    Coyote really has to hike for hours to find something you can find in my backyard😂

  12. Avery Poag

    Avery Poag

    Oy oldin

    I live in the woods so I am not afraid of those. I catch them all the time.

  13. Manny Contreras

    Manny Contreras

    Oy oldin

    im 9 wean i saw a copperhead in my garage i shut it it was in tennasee

  14. n8bolton


    Oy oldin

    Gorgeous jumping spider at 12:45, too!

    • Dearhunt 77

      Dearhunt 77

      Oy oldin

      Lol 😂 I want some spot light too!

  15. Bridgett Michelle

    Bridgett Michelle

    Oy oldin

    Coyote Peterson please go to Kentucky American water and look for the biggest snake that you can find🐍

  16. Kris Gray

    Kris Gray

    Oy oldin

    Oh my god

  17. Dimakatso Barbarino

    Dimakatso Barbarino

    Oy oldin

    Im more scared of the music than the snake

  18. Nooby Noobster

    Nooby Noobster

    Oy oldin

    Why do I remember this video just being released like yesterday time really does fly.

  19. KooKookie _28

    KooKookie _28

    2 oy oldin

    Just go to my house you’ll find various of snakes No need to hike for hours 😉

  20. Anthony Arens

    Anthony Arens

    2 oy oldin

    Copperheads are cool snakes

  21. Anthony Arens

    Anthony Arens

    2 oy oldin

    Copperheads are cool snakes

  22. Ridiculous Sinner

    Ridiculous Sinner

    2 oy oldin

    My neice done got bit by a copperhead

  23. MrPepper312


    2 oy oldin

    When I was a teen me and my friend were sitting in some leaves when I thought someone had threw rock and hit me in one of my twins. I was wearing lose shorts and I stood up quckly in most hot searing pain that I have ever had. There hanging and latched on to my junk was a three foot watermoccasin. My freind pulled it off. On the way to the hospital I was in so much pain I bit off part of tounge cracked some teeth. From my navel down to half way to knees it turned black. So now I cant have children. A snake in the leaves is almost impossible to see.

  24. Patrick Kem

    Patrick Kem

    2 oy oldin

    The bite of the Hershey kiss!

  25. LolyPop


    2 oy oldin

    Aww so cute 🥰

  26. BronzeTCG


    2 oy oldin

    Yall remember how steve Irwin used to handle snakes...

    • Iraq lobster

      Iraq lobster

      Oy oldin

      Yeah I know he would grab the snakes but this is still pretty entertaining.

  27. judah Ztekk boss

    judah Ztekk boss

    2 oy oldin


  28. Dalton Lilly

    Dalton Lilly

    2 oy oldin

    eurycea lucifuga is the cool looking salamander in the beginning.

  29. Silas Hall

    Silas Hall

    2 oy oldin

    I’ve been bit working under my cabin in Eastern Ky, went to the ER. They wanted me to stay for 6-8 hours. I didn’t, opted fo leave.. Woke up in my own puke face down in the front yard with several neighbors trying to get me into my wife’s car to go back to the ER. Definitely gotta be careful. I learned the hard way.

  30. Trainz100


    2 oy oldin

    5:23 he just showed us a camera shot of under rocks and he missed the snake hiding there.

  31. Kentrelle Frank

    Kentrelle Frank

    2 oy oldin

    Wen you look in to the rock you can see something moveing in the crack is at 5:00.

  32. Joseph Hawkins

    Joseph Hawkins

    2 oy oldin

    I'm from wv and the timber rattler is our state reptile. Both the timber rattlers and copperheads are mighty fine looking snakes and we'uns have them in abundance. As a young'n I used to go snake hunting with my dad. Timber rattler meat is good in chili too especially with plenty of ramps

  33. Junior Herpetologist Animal Inthusiast

    Junior Herpetologist Animal Inthusiast

    2 oy oldin

    I was almost bit by a copperhead

  34. G Taipan

    G Taipan

    2 oy oldin

    It is fatal enough to destroy our muscle tissue or our blood cells

  35. kais alhamwi

    kais alhamwi

    2 oy oldin


  36. Lethal_Mopmop


    2 oy oldin

    Coyote’s doctor: we have something very wrong with you Coyote: what is it Doctor: your bloodstream is now a venom stream your blood is fully venom Coyote: and what’s the bad news

  37. jermaine washington

    jermaine washington

    2 oy oldin

    at 8:00 there is a snake in the corner i saw a few more snakes in the whole video to

  38. myguitardidyermom212


    2 oy oldin

    I've lived in Copperhead (and timber rattle) territory my entire *mumblemumble* years on this earth and I have never knowingly ran across one. They do their best to stay out of sight because it's way easier than the alternatives. Snakes way more scared of you than you are of them. they do their best to not even tangle with something (relatively) as big as a person. They don't want to waste their venom, and they don't even want to bite you if they can help it. Don't be a jerk and go looking for snakes for anything buy education and research. they just want to get on with their day.

  39. Jennifer Johnson

    Jennifer Johnson

    2 oy oldin


  40. Jennifer Johnson

    Jennifer Johnson

    2 oy oldin

    Ashbrook317 has the

  41. H Roberts

    H Roberts

    2 oy oldin

    7:49 Mr. Clean, Saitama, Caillou? Joking not making of him jk jk jk (just kidding)

  42. catchifyoucan232


    2 oy oldin

    What’s he doing going so deep into the hills to find this snake??? All he has to do is go to a toy pile in Tennessee.

  43. Judi Dozier

    Judi Dozier

    2 oy oldin

    What a long hike to find a snake.🐍 I opened the back porch door, and there was a copperhead blending in with the fall leaves and pine needles - I almost stepped on it! Scared 😱 in South Carolina!

  44. Enrico Scerri

    Enrico Scerri

    2 oy oldin

    That snake is simply beautiful ...

  45. Uma Khawas

    Uma Khawas

    2 oy oldin

    More like coyote not you

  46. WE DRINK VODKA 2020


    2 oy oldin

    The eyes of the snake is the most 100% exposed things you wonna learn.

  47. Rita Lykke-Elium

    Rita Lykke-Elium

    2 oy oldin


  48. Aiveri Bug

    Aiveri Bug

    3 oy oldin

    I saw one a couple months ago but I didn’t have my glasses on so I could barley see it, it was a copperhead btw

  49. Daniel Taylor

    Daniel Taylor

    3 oy oldin

    I just stepped on one tonight, close call as I felt it’s tail brush my ankle. I was looking at the ground and didn’t see it, near dark and really camouflaged. Be safe, kids.

  50. angel gauthier

    angel gauthier

    3 oy oldin

    Crap I live in Australia

  51. Damion Golden

    Damion Golden

    3 oy oldin

    In Pennsylvania there were a ton of coperheads

  52. john hutcheson

    john hutcheson

    3 oy oldin

    West By God Virginia. My Home. Wild And Wonderful!

  53. Gloria Valles

    Gloria Valles

    3 oy oldin

    Happy Halloween 🎃🎃🎉🎉

  54. Jeffrey Dempsey

    Jeffrey Dempsey

    3 oy oldin


  55. Mike C

    Mike C

    3 oy oldin

    We have fence lizards in our backyard.

  56. Molly's World 6711

    Molly's World 6711

    3 oy oldin

    I agree he is like Steve Irwin Can you make a video about how to tell the difference of the copperhead and water snake

  57. Birdflysfast


    3 oy oldin

    😐 wow. You’re 10 out of 10😀



    3 oy oldin

    peppa pig full episodes

  59. Brandon Russell

    Brandon Russell

    3 oy oldin

    He wasn’t kidding, that fence lizard is fast. Wow

  60. Colin H24

    Colin H24

    3 oy oldin

    I’m not going into a possible bear den without my rifle

  61. Emcee Squared

    Emcee Squared

    3 oy oldin

    Humans are able to instantly detect snake-like patterns in shrubs or grass. It’s a result of millions of years of evolution and getting eaten by snakes.

  62. TaktikalGaming


    3 oy oldin

    Man west Virginia is beautiful, my dad was born there and ive been there a couple times and it always seems peaceful

  63. james jamerson

    james jamerson

    3 oy oldin

    10:11 ultra strike mode!

  64. james jamerson

    james jamerson

    3 oy oldin

    Tim really is a back woods blood hound when it comes to dealing with thick snakes! what a stud muffin!!!

  65. Carson M

    Carson M

    3 oy oldin

    We have Western Diamondbacks here in Cali. These things get to 7 feet and are very dangerous.

  66. Kaeuko


    3 oy oldin

    i don’t understand how anaphylactic shock ties in to over asphyxiation like i don’t get anaphylactic shock and how it can happen to some people and not other people

  67. Juan Cardona

    Juan Cardona

    3 oy oldin

    My cat ate a lizard I thought was a snake under my DC stone at my homes entrance!

  68. Trollsif Stalin

    Trollsif Stalin

    3 oy oldin

    Imagine just chilling in the woods. Then suddenly a giant picks you up and shoves you in a plastic tube. They should at least be compensated for their time with a rodent.

  69. hi, im a dog

    hi, im a dog

    3 oy oldin

    Do northern copperheads make dens in basements in hagerstown md

  70. JolteonTheMighty


    3 oy oldin

    Scared of snakes or not, be educated. While there are snake freaks like myself who love all serpents and are in genuine interest with these unique reptiles, there are also those who fear them. From childhood tales to first hand experience. I found that individuals who fear snakes often dont fully understand the creature that they have encountered. In general I feel that locals should get educated on their local venomous snakes, from potency of the snakes venom, what is their habitats, what to do when you encounter one or more. (Obvioulsy never approach a venomous snake in the wild.)

  71. Jared Brown

    Jared Brown

    3 oy oldin

    I live in West Virginia and my neighbor was bit by a Timber Rattle snake and lived. It’s crazy, I know but true

  72. The Ace Of Fishing

    The Ace Of Fishing

    3 oy oldin

    1 ad in a 15 minute video. Nice.

  73. Anakin Skywalker

    Anakin Skywalker

    3 oy oldin

    I have these living under my house

  74. Lexus Byram

    Lexus Byram

    3 oy oldin

    When I was 8 years old ha ha ha- I went face to face with around a 6 feet black and her baby's buuuut my mom is horrified of snakes I love them

  75. Selina OGorman

    Selina OGorman

    3 oy oldin

    This one nice looking copperhead the color is very pretty looking yes I know there highly venomous!

  76. Jordan McKel

    Jordan McKel

    3 oy oldin

    So is it deadly? And how about the fence Lizzard

  77. Ronak Juneja

    Ronak Juneja

    3 oy oldin

    I see the title and intro and I’m like this is going to be epic

  78. Dylan Wen

    Dylan Wen

    3 oy oldin

    how do I join your channel when I press join it says Your account is not enabled for making purchases.

  79. Jasper Mundell

    Jasper Mundell

    3 oy oldin

    One time when I was 10 in my backyard playing in the creek and I look to the left and there was the biggest copperhead I’ve ever seen in my life and probably ever will see about two feet away from me. I didn’t know it was a snake till it moved and never knew what a copper head looked like but when you see it you know. It was terrifying but I slowly backed up because my dad always told me those may be venomous but they only attack when threatened.

  80. John Marlon Quisquis

    John Marlon Quisquis

    3 oy oldin

    Hi sir can I join to your Journey I'm from Philippines

  81. Joe Also momma

    Joe Also momma

    3 oy oldin

    Well then they always end up in my yard I step on them without notice it’s the scary thing tho become you never know if they could bite you

  82. Bob Smith

    Bob Smith

    3 oy oldin

    One time I fought a listed and it bit me and it wouldn’t let go I uesed to be as good as coyote at catch lizards

  83. Shahrukh Pathan

    Shahrukh Pathan

    3 oy oldin


  84. charlie beckham

    charlie beckham

    3 oy oldin

    Despite the copperhead being as deadly as it is, we can all agree it is one pretty snake.

  85. Jillian Weir

    Jillian Weir

    3 oy oldin

    coyote i found a purple cray fish no lie

  86. Mighty Quinn

    Mighty Quinn

    3 oy oldin

    Same I hate ticks thanks to you tho I got away from a copper head and a water moccasin

  87. Karan Riar

    Karan Riar

    3 oy oldin

    Crossing Texas on highway 10, there came a 20-30 miles long stretch away from any city and there were lots of dead rattlesnakes on the road over the shoulder. I remember while merging back onto the freeway I got my front tire on a dead rattlesnake and I felt it passing over the snake as it was a huge snake, poor fella got run over by a vehicle but there were tons of ‘em laying dead on the road n shoulder.

  88. LD ROCKS


    3 oy oldin

    Even rattle snakes

  89. Prashant Dixit

    Prashant Dixit

    3 oy oldin

    If it is a rattlesnake won't you hear it?

  90. Laura Burgess

    Laura Burgess

    3 oy oldin


  91. Kelly McCracken

    Kelly McCracken

    3 oy oldin

    Coyote did you loose your hat

  92. eqlzr2


    3 oy oldin

    Yes, here in our area, finding poisonous snakes is an arduous, dangerous experience, too. First you have to get in your car, then you have to drive somewhere out of town (where isn't important), then you have to find a place to park your car, then you have to get out and start walking away from your vehicle, keep your eyes on the ground at all times. In about 10 steps, you will see at least one poisonous snake, maybe more. Like I said, really arduous. Oh, be sure and shoot a video of the experience with dramatic music and dramatic narration. The little kids on youtube will love it. ;-)

  93. JasonB


    3 oy oldin

    I accidentally caught one for a neighbor who wanted me to relocate it off their lawn, both of us thinking it was a non-venomous snake. Fortunately, I caught it right behind the head and it never had the chance to strike at me. I had a pygmy rattlesnake strike at me, but it was a baby with a small head, ended up dazing itself by striking at and bouncing off my forearm (I actually chucked it away after that).

  94. Tom Servo

    Tom Servo

    4 oy oldin

    Lets see coyote find a Rubber Boa

  95. KX


    4 oy oldin

    I live in wv

  96. Entity


    4 oy oldin

    I found a copper head yesterday

  97. Toxic Gamer

    Toxic Gamer

    4 oy oldin

    My dad actually got bitten by n copperhead

    • Toxic Gamer

      Toxic Gamer

      4 oy oldin

      Thankfully he is still alive

  98. f25 gamer

    f25 gamer

    4 oy oldin

    I found three baby timber rattlesnakes in my backyard

  99. Tanya McKay

    Tanya McKay

    4 oy oldin

    JOKING!!!!😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂I am soooooo fit I play tennis 🎾and golf ⛳and basketball 🏀and baseball ⚾️and more

  100. Tanya McKay

    Tanya McKay

    4 oy oldin

    I weigh 455 pounds.I eat chicken and meat and chips and cakes and fries and candy and chocolate