I don't know why he didn't strike at me, but he just laid there looking at me, as if to say, "what the heck do you think you are doing". I would have stomped on his head, but I was wearing those flimsy Crocks on my feet and they don't give very mush protections against anything, especially a snake.
I quietly walked away, went and got my shovel which I planned to use to decapitate that guy. The shovel was just inside my screened in porch and it only took a few seconds to get it and get back to the snakes location, but as you probably guessed, it was gone by then.
Do you remember my past posting of the copperhead in my shed? I got a good picture of that one. Here is a link to that post LINK. The dogs and I were very lucky that the snake was quite docile. Now watch where you step and have a great evening, you hear?