Saturday, July 21, 2012

Copperhead Snake

Copperhead snake real name may refer to a variety of different species of snakes.

American Copperhead snake (Agkistrodon contortrix) is a pit viper native North American species.
Copperhead Rat Snake (Elaphe radiata) is a species of snake native Asia.
Copperhead snake genus throughout Australia form Australia's native elapids, genus named Austrelaps.

American Copperhead Snake
American Copperhead snake (Agkistrodon contortrix) belonging to the genus Agkistrodon; a group of snakes commonly referred to as mokasin. Copperhead snakes are American pit viper; ambush predator that will stay hidden and wait for the mouse arrived. It feeds mainly on small animals such as rats and pengerat rats.

The Copperhead name comes from the copper-colored head and neck of adults of species of snakes. Even as adults, American Copperhead Snakes usually live about 1.5 feet (50 cm), but sometimes reach a length of specimen 3 feet (1 meter). Compared to the other hole a viper, American Copperhead Snake has incredible body lean.

There are five recognized subspecies of American Copperhead Snake:
Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix
Agkistrodon contortrix laticinctus
Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen
Agkistrodon contortrix phaeogaster
Agkistrodon contortrix pictigaster

Asia Copperhead Snake
This snake is also known as Copperhead Rat Snake and Rat Snake radiated. Elaphe radiate literary name was and is a member of the genus Elaphe Rat Snake, which makes it relatively far from the popular pet corn snake. You can search for Copperhead snake species in Bangladesh, Burmese, Cambodian, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Australian Copperhead snakes
The Copperhead Snake Australia three different species of elapids belonging to the genus Austrelaps: Austrelaps labialis (Pygmy Copperhead Snake), Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead snake), and Austrelaps Superbus (lowlands Copperhead Snake). Pygmy Copperhead snake found in South Australia while residing Copperhead Snake Highlands of New South Wales and Victoria. Overlapping lowlands Copperhead Snake range spans from two other species, and this snake lives in South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria as well as on the island of Tasmania.

The Australian Copperhead Snakes tolerance of cold temperatures far better than most other snakes and is the only Australian snake that lived above the Snowline. They become inactive during the winter, but they entered the inactive state more slowly than most other types of snakes and they are usually the first snake hunt began again in the spring. Copperhead snakes known for their love Australia on the water and often hunt for swimming. They usually diurnal hunters, but when the weather becomes very hot Australia they would refrain from hunting during the day. Examples of the victims are generally caught frogs, but the Copperhead snake will eat almost all sizes of animals handled. Will even eat their own children. Copperhead snake poison from Australia is strong enough to cause death in humans, and therefore you should always seek medical attention if you have been bitten.

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