Related Program: NatureNotes A Copperhead Snake? By Rudy Mancke • Mar 31, 2017 Related Program: NatureNotes TweetShareGoogle+Email A Midland Water Snake, Nerodia sipedon pleuralis. Peter Paplanus/Flickr Often mistaken for a Copperhead, the Midland Water snake is harmless to humans. Listen Listening... / 1:00 Click to Listen... Narrative is a production of South Carolina Public Radio. Tags: NatureNatureNotessnakesSouth CarolinaSCETV AppTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread.