While cutting wood today I disturbed a copperhead. He was back behind me ratteling his tail in the leaves for a good 5 minutes before I noticed him. (I thought my chainsaw was making the noise!) Anyway, I was a little quicker on the draw than he and I now have a headless copperhead and one fewer 357 mag shell. In memory of this poor snake I would like to make a hat band but have never done a snake hide before. Any pointers?