Classification
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  • English
    • 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

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

cschild2016

Date

May 31, 2016

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What

Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Date

May 25, 2016 02:05 PM CDT

Description

Initially was watching a green anole jump around on the top of this fallen log, I was about to step closer to the anole and right before I did I scanned the surroundings and noticed this copperhead's head peeking out from this log. I would have stepped right into striking distance if I hadn't taken a better look first. The snake continued to sun just the head and didn't come out anymore. I passed the area again about 10 minutes later and the snake had retreated it's head more but was still barely peeking out.

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

blakek

Date

May 30, 2016 07:22 AM EDT

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

catenatus

Date

May 28, 2016 09:49 PM CDT

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

krisym

Date

May 28, 2016 11:51 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Relocated at request of the home owner

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

kenwills

Date

the past

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

kenwills

Date

the past

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(Somewhere...)

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

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kenwills

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the past

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(Somewhere...)

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

cindylcobb5

Date

May 28, 2016 10:07 PM CDT

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Square

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

jblinde

Date

May 28, 2016 04:29 PM CDT

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Square

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

catenatus

Date

May 25, 2016 09:01 PM CDT

Description

Dor, 19.5" female, 5/25/16, 9:01 pm

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What

Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

catenatus

Date

May 25, 2016 09:35 PM CDT
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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.
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