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Information on Copperhead Snake with Pictures

Pratik Joshi
It is a species of venomous snake, a pit viper, native to Eastern North America.
The scientific name of copperhead snake is Agkistrodon contortrix.
Copperhead get the name from their copper-red head.
The copperhead is dangerous and its bite results in temporary tissue damage.
Copperheads prefer cooler areas to hide.
This snake is most active from the late afternoon into the evening.
Copperheads having length 2-3 feet and female copperheads are longer than males.
Copperhead eats mostly mice, small birds, lizards, small snakes, amphibians and insects.
The average lifespan of the copperhead is 18 years.
The copperhead snake is most active in summer and can swim.
Copperheads smell like cucumbers.
Copperhead snakes frequently hibernate in rocks, inside logs.