DOR large adult male (containing caterpillar meal) collected by Mary Finley Salmon and GTS. Image courtesy of H.W. Greene. GTS 301. TCWC 88258.
Juvenile copperhead illuminated by flashlight. Spotted just before getting to parking lot around 9:30pm after a night hike.
My Grandpa cut its head off late last night so never got a picture of the head. 1inch thick and probably around 15-18 inches long
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.