Southern Copperhead


Southern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix)

How big do copperhead snakes get?

Belly markings of these snakes consist of gray to black blotches that are

blended together to make a cloudy or marbled pattern. Copperheads are

typically 2 to 3 feet in length although individuals up to 4 ½ feet long

have been reported. Females are longer than males, but males have

proportionally longer tails.”

Are Copperheads deadly to humans?

Copperheads account for more cases of venomous snake bite than any

other North American species; however, their venom is the least toxic so

their bite is seldom fatal. Venomous snakes are distributed unevenly

throughout the United States — the vast majority of snake bites occur in

warm weather states.”

Where are Copperheads found?

The copperhead snake is found in these states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut,

Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana,

Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York,

North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee,

Texas,Virginia .

Do copperhead snakes lay eggs?

Life-cycle of Copperhead Snakes. Copperheads are viviparous, meaning that

females give live birth rather than laying eggs. Three to ten snakes are born

during late summer or early fall. Young snakes measure from 8-10 inches (20-26 cm).”


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