What You Need To Know About Copperhead Snakes
The North American copperhead is a common species of venomous snake found in the eastern and central United States. Named for their copper-coloured head, they can grow to be over 3 feet long, and have distinctive hourglass-shaped bands on their backs. Copperhead venom is relatively weak and rarely fatal. There are other species that share the name copperhead, but they are unrelated except for their reddish head colour.
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