WATCH OUT: Copperhead snake found in D.C. park

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Be careful if you plan on taking the family to a park in D.C. this Memorial Day Weekend.

A copperhead snake was found by National Mall officials in East Potomac Park Wednesday.

Officials say copperheads are the only venomous snakes found in the District, but their bites rarely cause death.

Copperheads are not frequently found at the National Mall, but officials say they are common in the city.

During this time of year, copperheads are known to expand their home range in search of mates.

Officials say if you see one, remain calm and slowly move away.

The copperhead is a protected species, and a valuable service to controlling rodent populations in the park.

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