The Copperhead is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Copperheads prefer terrestrial to semi-aquatic habitats, which include rocky-forested hillsides and various wetlands (Tyning 1990). They have also been known to occupy abandoned and rotting slab or sawdust piles (Conant 1998). Terrestrial Biomes: forest . More

Copperhead is a widely misunderstood snake that can make a fascinating addition to a herper's collection. A word of warning, though. Copperheads are NOT for inexperienced snake keepers. More

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Copperhead venom has an estimated lethal dose of around 100 mg, and tests on mice show its potency is among the lowest of all pit vipers, and slightly weaker than that of its close relative, the cottonmouth. More

Look up copperhead in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Copperhead may refer to: Snakes: * Agkistrodon contortrix, a venomous pit viper species found in parts of North America. More

Copperheads, Agkistrodon contortrix, belong to a subfamily of venomous snakes, known as pit vipers, which also includes the cottonmouth and rattlesnakes. More

Image of Osage CopperheadThis is our most common venomous snake. Color varies from grayish-brown to pinkish-tan, with hourglass-shaped crossbands of dark gray, brown or reddish-brown. The head may have some pink or orange color, hence the name “copperhead. More

The average length of adult copperheads is 30 inches (76 cm). They have an unmarked copper-colored head, and reddish-brown, coppery bodies with chestnut brown crossbands that constrict towards the midline. Copperheads are thick-bodied and have keeled scales. More

Copperheads often employ a "warning bite" when stepped on or agitated and inject a relatively small amount of venom, if any at all. "Dry bites" involving no venom are particularly common with the copperhead, though all pit vipers are capable of a dry bite. More

The North American copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix), also called the highland moccasin, is a pit viper of swampy, rocky, and wooded regions of the central and eastern U.S. More

A Copperhead snake bite needs medical attention, is extremely painful, and may cause extensive scarring and loss of use. Many people are bitten while trying to kill or handle the snake. Don't take chances - avoid these snakes. More

Copperheads are one of the 4 species native to North America. Another native North American species is the Cottonmouth or "Water Moccasin". More

copperhead snake (Agkistrodon spp.) was originally named for the copper like coloration on the dorsal side of its head. The size of an adult copperhead is 20 to 40 inches (51-102 cm). More

The copperhead is aptly named, gaining its title from the reddish or copper coloration of its head. It is one of three venomous snakes found in Ohio. It is the state's most numerous and frequently encountered venomous snake. More

The Copperhead is Northern Virginia's only venomous snake, although the Timber Rattlesnake can be found nearby in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the Cottonmouth lives south of Richmond, in the swamps. More

The northern copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen) is the most widely distributed and locally abundant of Pennsylvania's three native venomous snake species. The timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus horridus) and eastern massasauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus) are the other two. More

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Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) Identification: Length 22 to 54 inches. A thick bodied snake with a ground coloration of red-brown, sometimes tinged with orange or pink and with darker, bold bands. More

subspecies of copperhead snakes are found in Alabama. The northern copperhead (A. c. mokeson) and the southern copperhead (A .c. contortrix) are both stout-bodied snakes. The head is noticeably wider than the neck. More

venomous northern copperhead is a relatively slow moving, abundant, viperine snake. It is heavy bodied and has the namesake coppery-orange or coppery-russet head. More

Sneak Attack!: Like all pit vipers, the copperhead is an ambush predator: it takes up a promising position and waits for suitable prey to arrive. Roughly 90% of its diet consists of small rodents, such as mice and voles. More

The Copperhead is the most common venomous snake found in the eastern US and can be found throughout South Carolina. It is also known by the name "Highland Moccasin. More

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Description: Copperheads are fairly large More

The copperhead is a venomous snake with a broad triangular head, vertically elliptical pupils and a heat sensitive pit between each eye and nostril. More

In the eastern parts of the US, the Copperhead Snake is the most commonly encountered venomous snakes. More

copperhead is one of Oklahoma's most beautiful and valuable reptiles. One of seven venomous snakes found in Oklahoma, the copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) inhabits the eastern and central portions of Oklahoma. More

Common names

Agkistrodon contortrix in French - français
Cantil cobrizo in Spanish - español
copperhead in English - English
Kopparhuvud in Swedish - Svenska
Kupferkopf in German - Deutsch
Nordamerikanischer Kupferkopf in German - Deutsch
southern copperhead in English - English
Variagalvis skydasnukis in Lithuanian - lietuvių kalba

Order : Squamata
Family : Viperidae
Genus : Agkistrodon
Species : Agkistrodon contortrix
Authority : LINNAEUS 1766