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bright iris and a narrow, somewhat pointed head which is scarcely distinct from the neck. The colour ranges from slate grey or black to coppery red-brown through to deep brick-red on the upper surface. It is usually yellow-white underneath... adult copperheads have a prominent orange/red to brown streak running along the lower sides of the body.The ventral scales often have dark margins. Adults reach 1 m to 1.5 m in length.
The lowland copperhead prefers to live in swampy or marshy areas where it feeds on frogs, lizards and smaller snakes.
Generally found in the drier parts of the State, lowland copperheads have also been recorded from south-west Tasmania. On mainland Australia lowland copperheads occur in the far south-eastern corner of South Australia and over much of southern Victoria.