Near record-breaking 49-inch copperhead snake found in West Tennessee

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WATE) – A snake will be put on display for educational purposes after it was run over by a truck in West Tennessee.

The Copperhead in Hardeman County was 49-inches long, which is just three inches shy of a world record for that species.

Officials say people should not be concerned about going into the woods, but they should be careful. The snake has been donated to the TWRA (Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency).

It’s against the law to intentionally kill venomous snakes in Tennessee.

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