Cody the Copperhead Snake

Make an industrially charming statement with this eye-catching snake.
featured in the

Uncommon Collection


featured in the uncommon collection

Slither In Style

Taking his name quite literally, Cody the Copperhead Snake dons a copper penny hat to bring an old wives' tale--keeping pennies in the garden keeps your hydrangeas blue and the slugs out--to life. Artist Fred Conlon artfully hand crafts each snake from recycled steel and upcycled pennies and positions the tail in a tight springed coil, ready to strike. The steel design weathers over time, lending character and personality to your garden or backyard. Handmade in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Check out other items in Fred Conlon's Upcycled Penny Collection: Penny Sunflower, Lucky Penny Garden Flowers - Set of 3 and Gail the Springtime Snail.


Made in Utah

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

Fred Conlon and Sugarpost Inc. for the Uncommon Collection

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Fred Conlon and Sugarpost Inc. for the Uncommon Collection



Raised in Colorado, Fred Conlon now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he makes garden sculptures out of recovered objects. Fred received his BA from the University of Utah and started Sugarpost in 1998. Sugarpost gets its name from its neighborhood in Salt Lake City—Sugar House—and its original location across the street from the post office.

Each item in the Uncommon Collection meets five important standards. Here's how Cody the Copperhead Snake qualified for the Collection:

Original Design

Inspired by the old wives tale about planting pennies for a fruitful and slug free garden, Cody the Copperhead Snake takes his name quite literally and creates an industrially charming focal point in your outdoor decor.

Responsible Business Practices

mission statement

To bring a smile to people's faces in an otherwise dreary world by making "garden art that doesn't suck."

fair wage

Sugarpost Inc. pays employees a starting wage of $14/hr., which exceeds Salt Lake County's living wage.

- Local (Utah State) minimum wage: $7.25
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25
- Living wage of Salt Lake County: $10.87

paid time off

40 hours of PTO is available after 1 year of employment. After 2 years of service, 80 hours is available, with a maximum of 96 hours PTO after 3 years.

recycling primary/secondary materials

At least 50% of primary material is upcycled. Every component is 100% recyclable.

charitable giving

Sugarpost works with everything from local fundraisers to the National Ability Center (NAC). They recently donated artwork that sold for $17,500 and donated over $25,000 in 2015 to various local groups and organizations.

Environmentally Friendly Materials

Upcycled, Recycled and Recyclable Steel

Resourceful Packaging

Sugarpost packs in recycled and recyclable Kraft and cardboard.


There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find Cody the Copperhead Snake: UncommonGoods.

Only at UncommonGoods Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
copper, recycled steel
10" Dia x 6" H
This item is intentionally designed by Fred Conlon to weather outdoors. If the rust is not desirable, the artist recommends applying a coat of protective clear spray paint.
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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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Great unique gift


Perfect anywhere outdoors

Charlotte, NC


This sculpture is great!


This copperhead is so adorable. I gave one to a friend for Christmas and was then so jealous of it that I purchased a second one just for me.

Bethesda, MD


Fun novelty for the yard or garden


This was a Fathers' Day gift for my Dad; I wanted him to be able to tell people that he had a Copperhead in his yard!

Dallas, TX


we all love it! a snake among the cats.......


Well- even my mostly unobservant husband noticed It ! I was surprised. I love it. Delivered in timely manner . Bright addition to my garden. I adds a certain charm to the garden area filled with the usual cat paraphernalia. Really a unique addition. Thank you



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