You are clearly very defensive about what you have done to the snakes and are getting super personal lol. I can tell you are feeling guilty about it and are trying so hard to find some validation in your actions. You have no idea what real herpetologists say, and I couldn’t even imagine a Herpetologist calling any snake “aggressive” and certainly not a copperhead. Also your few neighbors who have no background information about snakes saying that they are aggressive does not in any way validate or justify your actions, and I think you know that. Please look up the misconception about snakes chasing people, I beg you. Let’s see who is really spreading misinformation. And even worse than just spreading misinformation you are also killing snakes on your property. You are a nightmare.