TWO Copperheads found in a holly bush by a resident.
Two adults under a board. Imaged only. GTS 2177 (on left) and 2178 (r).
Southern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix). Dead. Friend found and killed this snake on his back porch, (Flint, TX) then sent me a photo to identify.
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.