Observed crossing a road while road cruising
Smashed head, apparently deliberately killed
Over the course of roughly 3 and a half hours, almost 2 dozen were observed. All were young- no more than a foot, but one large male just over two feet was observed turning out of a shopping center parking lot onto a back road.
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.