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Southern Copperhead

Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix


Southern Copperheads are the most common venomous snakes in the Southeastern U.S. Fortunatley bites are rarely fatal. These share the same genus as the Cottonmouth subspecies. They aren't particularly large snakes and their camouflage makes them almost invisible in leaf litter. There are five recognized subspecies of this pit viper.


These can be found in most forests and woodlands in the South East. From pine flats down to the more damp and swamp-like areas.


This individual was one I picked up from a local animal rescue. I got my shots ( some of my best so far if you ask me) and released it.

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harsuame 8 years ago

Hermosa coloración cobre y fantástico se debe mimetizar super bien que pasa desapercibida!!! felicidades por esas series

ForestDragon 8 years ago

Beautiful, and a lucky snake for not getting killed by overly fearful humans!

Benjo 8 years ago


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LD50 Photography

Beaufort, South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jul 19, 2012
Submitted on Jul 19, 2012

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