Habitat: Post Oak Savannah/Blacklands Prairie Location: Grimes county 3 miles SE of Iola. elevation ~350’. Post Oak, Ash, Cedar, Blackjack Oak understory Yaupon, Sparkleberry, Parsley Hawthorn, Water Locust, American Beautyberry. Soil type: primarily Shc: Shiro loamy fine sand and Snc: Singleton fine sandy loam.
Notably, this copperhead, a cottonmouth, a Texas brownsnake, and a rough green snake were all within 50 ft of each other on the crawl the evening of December 8. Texas weather for you.
Found in a parking lot under a car. Acting fairly calm.
Found on the deck of the Interpretive Center at Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois
A co-worker sent me these photos. He found the snake while hiking above a reservoir near Berlin, CT
Agkistrodon contortrix is a species of venomous snake endemic to North America, a member of the Crotalinae (pit viper) subfamily. The common name for the species is the copperhead. The behavior of Agkistrodon contortrix may lead to accidental encounters with humans. Five subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here.