Classification
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All Names

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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jbaecher

Date

October 17, 2014

Place

Ouachita National Forest, Arkansas (Google, OSM)

Description

8 (3 recent DORs) found road cruising Rich Mountain ~1000 hrs

2 found flipping rocks, both on Caddo Moutain

Photos / Sounds

What

Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

tx224

Date

October 19, 2014 07:16 PM CDT

Description

Mating copperheads

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Broad-banded Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. laticinctus

Observer

johnwilliams

Date

September 3, 2013

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

johnwilliams

Date

November 21, 2013

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Broad-banded Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. laticinctus

Observer

johnwilliams

Date

April 27, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

johnwilliams

Date

June 4, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Northern copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. mokasen

Date

October 6, 2014

Description

Great to find Copperheads they are protected here in Pennsylvania

Photos / Sounds

What

Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

musicwolf

Date

October 3, 2014 05:34 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

holzheuser

Date

October 6, 2014 07:41 PM COT

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

annikaml

Date

October 3, 2014 03:00 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

joemw

Date

October 3, 2014

Description

Not a great pic but this copperhead bolted under a long after my wife almost stepped on him in the trail at Huntsville State Park (TX). Got a very nice look at it as it went past my foot and would estimate it to be 12 to 15 inches long.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

crittergitter

Date

May 8, 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.