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Northern Copperhead

Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen

Description:

A snake we found along a path in the woods near Calvert Cliffs.

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5 Comments

MitchRay
MitchRay 9 years ago

Good call, and a good attitude to have regarding snakes

CaseyBarry
CaseyBarry 9 years ago

Thanks for the I.D., MitchRay! We were very careful not to get to close, despite not knowing whether or not it was poisonous. Better safe than sorry.

MitchRay
MitchRay 9 years ago

They are neat critters, and Copperheads sure are pretty.

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Wow! Snakes really fascinate me!

MitchRay
MitchRay 9 years ago

That's a Northern Copperhead, Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen. Make sure you keep your distance, as they are venomous.

CaseyBarry
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CaseyBarry

Maryland, USA

Spotted on Jun 8, 2010
Submitted on May 14, 2011

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