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2014-02-20 23:33:04

The ecosystems that shape our planet are a delicate balance of water, mineral, plant, and animal life, and a large part of what maintains the natural order is the predator–prey relationship. In the southeastern United States, the snake population is changing and an article published in the journal Herpetologica hypothesizes that as kingsnakes become fewer, more room is available for copperheads to populate, because copperheads are common prey for the kingsnake. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB)...


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2007-03-19 16:03:59

The Broad-banded Copperhead, Agkistrodon contortrix laticinctus, is a subspecies of North American copperhead snake found in the southern United States. It can be found from Kansas through Oklahoma and throughout central Texas. It prefers lightly wooded habitats, typically with a good amount of ground debris for cover, not far from a permanent water source. They typically avoid regions with a significant population of humans. This snake is typically light tan in color, with darker brown,...

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2005-06-14 12:40:45

The American copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) is a species of venomous viper native to eastern North America. Mature copperheads have a beautiful coppery colored head and neck. They tend to be smallish snakes, generally about 1.5 ft long (50 cm), but specimens up to 3 ft long (1 m) have been encountered. The body is thin by pit viper standards. There are four clearly defined subspecies. The Northern copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen) is found throughout the northeastern United...

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