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Poisonous Snake: Northern Copperhead and the Timber Rattlesnake
*Poisonous Snakes: Northern Copperhead and the Timber Rattlesnake*

*Copperhead* /Agkistrodon contortrix/ (24-36", up to 53")
The copperhead is a venomous snake with a broad triangular head, vertically
elliptical pupils and a heat sensitive pit between each eye and nostril.
The body is pinkish to grayish brown with brown or reddish-brown crossbands
that are narrow on the back and widest on the sides. Small dark spots
commonly occur between crossbands on the back. The unpatterned head is dull
orange, copper or rusty-red. Body scales are keeled and the belly is pink
or light brown with dark blotches along the sides. When young, a copperhead
has a yellow-tipped tail.

Mating takes place in spring and fall and females give birth to 4-8 young
in August and September. Adult females usually give birth every two years.

Copperheads prefer rocky, forested hillsides and wetlands for habitat. Wet
areas are particularly sought out in the hot summer months. Small mammals
and frogs account for most of the prey items taken, but birds, insects and
other snakes are also important parts of their diets. When approached, they
will either move away quietly or lay motionless, relying on camouflage to
protect them. Occasionally

Source: www.wildlifecontrolexperts.com/poisonous_snakes.htm

List of snakes of New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


** List of snakes of New Jersey **

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This is a list of snakes known to be found in New Jersey, United States.


Image Binomial name Name Map
/Carphophis amoenus amoenus/ eastern worm snake
/Cemophora coccinea copei/ Northern Scarlet Snake
/Coluber constrictor constrictor/ Northern Black Racer
/Diadophis punctatus punctatus/ Southern Ringneck Snake
/Diadophis punctatus edwardsi/ northern ringneck snake
Kornnatter.jpg /Elaphe guttata guttata/ corn snake
Elaphe obsoleta fg01.jpg /Elaphe obsoleta/ black rat snake
Heterodon platirhinosPCCA20060423-3588B.jpg /Heterodon platirhinos/ eastern
hognose snake
/Lampropeltis getula getula/ eastern kingsnake
Red milk snake.JPG /Lampropeltis triangulum/ "coastal plain" milk snake
/Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum/ eastern milk snake
/Nerodia sipedon sipedon/ northern water snake
/Opheodrys aestivus/ rough green snake
/Opheodrys vernalis/ smooth green snake
Regina septemvittataPCCA20060513-3674B.jpg /Regina septemvittata/ queen
/Pituophis melanoleucus melanoleucus/ northern pine snake
/Storeria dekayi dekayi/ northern brown snake
/Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata/ northern red-bellied snake
/Thamnophis sauritus sauritus/ eastern ribbon snake
/Virginia valeriae valeriae/ eastern smooth earth snake


Image Binomial name Name Map
Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix CDC-a.png /Agkistrodon contortrix
mokasen/ northern copperhead
Crotalus horridus CDC.png /Crotalus horridus/ timber rattlesnake

garter snake


· "Online Field Guide for Reptiles and Amphibians". NJDP Division of Fish
& Wildlife. 2007-01-24. 

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