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Copperhead, east Texas

Southern Copperhead

Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix

East Texas, south of Huntsville, Walker County

20 Sept 2009, 9:40pm

This was crossing the road as I drove by.

I photographed this on a driving trip -- we don't have Copperheads where I live. This is only the third Copperhead that I've seen in my life. I found the first two -- both on the same night -- in about the same location that I found this one (like within five miles).

 

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Taken on September 20, 2009