DOR - small individual, approximately 18 inches long
Found crossing road late at night. This area is an intergrade zone between subspecies A. c. phaeogaster and A. c. contortrix
Copperhead! Just wants to be left alone under the deck. I hope.
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.