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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Southern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. contortrix

Observer

luke_pearson

Date

August 23, 2016 09:38 PM CDT

Description

DOR

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Trans-Pecos Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. pictigaster

Observer

skystevens

Date

August 27, 2016 12:38 AM CDT

Description

Fuck yeah

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Southern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. contortrix

Date

August 27, 2016 09:33 AM EDT

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

lydiaap

Date

August 27, 2016 10:56 AM EDT

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What

Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

rj5

Date

May 23, 2016 08:26 AM CDT

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

bunnyrobinson

Date

March 30, 2016 04:14 PM CDT

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

kevinmouser

Date

June 12, 2016 05:06 AM CDT

Description

Osage Copper Head, young, maybe 12 inches

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

catenatus

Date

August 24, 2016 10:35 PM CDT

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

elavery88

Date

August 24, 2016 05:20 PM EDT

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

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elavery88

Date

August 24, 2016 05:18 PM EDT

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

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jelc

Date

April 30, 2016 12:24 PM EDT

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What

Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

sbetzen

Date

July 6, 2016 09:50 AM CDT

Description

Looked what I stepped on... glad I hike fast.
Had my epi-pen sent to me after this guy reminded me why I might need it.

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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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