Classification
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  • English
    • Copperhead
    • Southern Copperhead
  • Scientific Names
    • Agkistrodon contortrix
    • Ancistrodon contortrix
    • Boa contortrix
    • Cenchris atrofuscus
    • Trigonocephalus contortrix
  • German
    • Kupferkopf
  • Spanish
    • cantil cobrizo norteƱo
    • Cantil cobrizo

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Recent observations

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

thom

Date

September 28, 2014 09:50 PM CDT

Description

DOR

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

brentano

Date

September 26, 2014

Description

Very low light just after sun was above horizon so this is best of poor photos. Two copperheads engaged in territorial contest on trail.

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Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

justin_guyer

Date

September 25, 2014

Description

Northern Copperhead observed at Snake Road at Larue Pine Hills in Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois.

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Southern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

ctravis

Date

September 20, 2014

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

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naiad2530

Date

July 20, 2014 09:23 PM CDT

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Southern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

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ctravis

Date

September 19, 2014

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

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eraskin

Date

September 8, 2014

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

swanson

Date

September 5, 2014 09:16 PM CDT

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

swanson

Date

September 5, 2014 09:18 PM CDT

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

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swanson

Date

September 5, 2014 09:19 PM CDT

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

shelbyfrizzell

Date

September 4, 2014 11:07 PM CDT

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

james5

Date

September 2, 2014
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Description from Wikipedia

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.

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Conservation Summary

    Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.