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copper head

Agkistrodon contortrix

Description:

Flat head, about 3 feet (1 meter) in length. Tan ground-colored body, almost pinkish in some parts, overlaid with a series of darker cross-bands. It's eyes had a cloudy milky white glaze.

Habitat:

Wooded area near creek bed. It was coiled up under a tire near a well.

Notes:

An area farmer thought that clouded eyes were in indication that snake was getting ready to shed its skin. Being partially blind might of contributed to its aggression. The snake struck at my dad's boot twice. It was a good thing our chocolate lab was with us. He saw the snake before we did.

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3 Comments

augustgray
augustgray 4 years ago

You are right, YS. They are venomous.

yunseong1
yunseong1 4 years ago

Shean,copper head has venom.They are really deadly.

shean1
shean1 4 years ago

Aren't Copper Heads poisonous? Or are they not...

Kansas, USA

Lat: 39.61, Long: -96.57

Spotted on Nov 8, 2014
Submitted on Nov 8, 2014

Spotted for mission

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