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

Photos / Sounds

What

Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

mcm

Date

November 2, 2013 12:00 PM CDT

Place

farm (Google, OSM)

Description

Habitat: Post Oak Savannah/Blacklands Prairie Location: Grimes county 3 miles SE of Iola. elevation ~350’. Post Oak, Ash, Cedar, Blackjack Oak understory Yaupon, Sparkleberry, Parsley Hawthorn, Water Locust, American Beautyberry. Soil type: primarily Shc: Shiro loamy fine sand and Snc: Singleton fine sandy loam.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. contortrix

Observer

shaunhayes

Date

December 8, 2015 05:45 PM CST

Description

Notably, this copperhead, a cottonmouth, a Texas brownsnake, and a rough green snake were all within 50 ft of each other on the crawl the evening of December 8. Texas weather for you.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. contortrix

Observer

shaunhayes

Date

October 4, 2015 10:27 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. contortrix

Observer

shaunhayes

Date

October 20, 2015 06:51 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

anewman

Date

March 12, 2012

Place

GBWMB (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. contortrix

Observer

wesleyneely

Date

June 26, 2015 08:53 PM CDT

Description

Found in a parking lot under a car. Acting fairly calm.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

smallthingsrule

Date

July 22, 2003

Description

Copperhead

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. contortrix

Observer

rangerrick

Date

January 7, 2016 04:35 PM CST

Description

Found on the deck of the Interpretive Center at Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois

Photos / Sounds

What

Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

jessica32

Date

August 3, 2013 04:00 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A co-worker sent me these photos. He found the snake while hiking above a reservoir near Berlin, CT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

stephen5

Date

December 25, 2015 06:45 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Northern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. mokasen

Observer

jmarchal

Date

July 8, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Northern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. mokasen

Observer

jmarchal

Date

June 8, 2013
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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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