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Northern copperhead

By MSA 2005 Map showing temperate forests habitats in eastern United States


Class Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Viperidae
Genus and species: Agkistrodon contortrix
Copperheads are difficult to see because their bodies match the forest floor leaf litter. A bite from this snake requires medical treatment but, fortunately, is seldom life-threatening. The copperhead is Washington, D.C.’s only venomous snake.

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