Last year I tubed down the Little River with my family from around the park entrance down through town. There were hundreds of folks out tubing that section that hot day. Some boys camping at the Tremont campground next to the river had affixed a rubber snake (which looked very much like a copperhead) to the end of a line and casted it up over a tree limb out over the stream. They had the other end on a fishing rod and when people would tube under that tree they would release the line and let the snake fall right down on top of them. I have never seen so many people screaming and carrying on. We stopped and watched they just kept doing it over and over.
By the way I saw a timber rattler crossing Tremont Rd. on Saturday afternoon on its way to the river.