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

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Recent observations

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Southern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

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thehaplesshiker

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May 13, 2015 11:51 AM CDT

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Southern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

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tonyg

Date

August 26, 2015

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Southern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

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sambiology

Date

August 21, 2015

Description

Stay on the trail... or... if you do go off, like I did, be sure to watch where you step! I nearly stepped on this lovely snake.

As any good naturalist would, I poked it with my net, and it high-tailed it outta there.

Fun to feel my heart stop for a second! :)

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Northern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. mokasen

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taratara

Date

August 18, 2015 02:00 PM EDT

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Southern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

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johnnybirder

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August 22, 2015 09:52 PM EDT

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Southern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

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August 20, 2015 09:20 AM EDT

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Broad-banded Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. laticinctus

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gtsalmon

Date

June 21, 2013 10:10 PM CDT

Description

AOR sub-adult female on Ranch Country Drive, La Vernia, Wilson Co., Texas. Collected by Cam Posey. Retained in captivity.

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langaha

Date

August 17, 2015 08:38 PM CDT

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Southern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

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griff

Date

August 17, 2015 12:40 PM CDT

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Southern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

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jim-botany

Date

August 16, 2015

Description

Local name = Copperhead. Coords. are for the map marker.

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Southern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

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joanle0828

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August 16, 2015 08:37 AM CDT

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Southern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

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thomas_belford

Date

September 29, 2013 08:06 PM CDT

Description

Single adult specimen was found crossing the road during a thunderstorm.

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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.