First, this is definitely a copperhead.I've seen a whole lot of rat snakes, corn snakes, copperheads, etc. in my life; I currently have a black-back ball python. I live in rural West Virginia and am thrilled when a blacksnake or a corn snake decides to winter in the house and keep the mouse problem in check. So this morning when I saw a little snake's head peeking out from under my dish network receiver, I was on the verge of welcoming it. Until I realized it was a copperhead. After putting on gloves and grabbing a cane, I gently lifted up the receiver, ready to lay the cane across the snake behind his head and GET HIM OUT OF THE HOUSE. But he zoomed behind the piano, then under a large corner cupboard. I put a reptile heat mat under a Cheezit box with a small hole cut out, but if he doesn't decide to move into it, I'm at a loss. Can anyone give me some constructive methods to find him and get him out of the house?!? Before anyone tells me to call Animal Control or the police or anyone else, again, I live in RURAL West Virginia - anyone I called would say "Smack it with a board (machete etc.) Good luck." I am really not at all comfortable sharing my living room with this copperhead - and it ist definitely a copperhead. He might have some siblings around, too. Please help!!