I've always heard my grandparents talk about "pilots". Today while on my way to their house, I killed a copperhead. My grandpa wanted to see it to make sure it wasn't a pilot. He said he couldn't tell because its head was so messed up! That was my doing! Anyway, I asked him how to tell the difference and he said they (pilots) don't have as shiny of a head and are bigger. This leads me to believe that pilots are copperheads with dull color. I've seen two copperheads together once when one had recently shed its skin and was very brightly colored compared to the one next to it. You wouldn't have thought them to be the same kind of snake at first glance. Do ya'll have any idea about "pilots"?