Boy, was I surprised to see this little guy on my kitchen floor in the morning while no one else was at home! After contemplating whether or not he is poisonous, I decided against picking him up with my bare hand, and opted for a pair of kitchen tongs. I picked him up with the tongs, walked in the backyard, and literally flung him into the woods. I have no idea if he survived. I still don't know if he's a copperhead or just a brown snake. But I'd really prefer to not have snakes in my house regardless.