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Copperhead

Agkistrodon contortrix

Description:

Adult light tan to gray snake with brown "Hershey Kiss-shaped markings along the sides. This species is venomous and should be wtched from a respectful distance.

Habitat:

Limestone outcrop in thick rhododendron/mountain laurel habitat at a mixed species gestation site.

Notes:

This species is venomous and should be observed from a respectful distance. *As this is a species was sharing habitat with a sensitive species, the locality information has been altered to protect this organism.

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14 Comments

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic a year ago

Wow! impressive spotting and photos; really. And Congrats - well deserved.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a year ago

Congrat Lisa form the SOTD!

LisaPowers
LisaPowers a year ago

Thank you all for the very kind words! It is seldom that a snake photo receives so much praise! This is a fabulous community!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck a year ago

Beautiful animal! Congrats.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Congrats Lisa.

Congrats again Lisa on the well deserved SOTD,perfect spotting and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Congratulations Lisa, your beautiful Copperhead is our Spotting of the Day:

"Beautiful detail on the eye and snout of this Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix), our Spotting of the Day! This snake in the subfamily Crotalinae (pit vipers) is endemic to Eastern North America. The copperhead's head is rather distinct from the rest of its patterned body, with a solid, rich brown color. Make sure to check the spotting to discover multiple shots showing the whole snake in its habitat".

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Marek Koszorek
Marek Koszorek a year ago

Awsome

Awesome series Lisa,first photo is just super,great work,congrats and thanks for sharing

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta a year ago

Super series.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Stunning series Lisa. Nothing at all like our copperheads.

shebebusynow
shebebusynow a year ago

Beautiful animal. Best to see from a distance, as you say.

Hema
Hema a year ago

great piece of photography!

Brian38
Brian38 a year ago

Amazing series Lisa!

LisaPowers
Spotted by
LisaPowers

Tennessee, USA

Lat: 35.72, Long: -83.82

Spotted on Sep 3, 2017
Submitted on Jan 14, 2018

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