Copperhead Photoshoot

Brian S

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This evening I decided to take my Copper snake out for a pic or 3. It has recently shed and is really looking good!!





 

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Nice looking snake! I just found a snake that got out in my chimney, it's a reason I kind of stay away from the hotter stuff. Nice pics, thanks.
 

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A. contortrix is one of my favorites as far as hots go:clap: i just don't think anything is more stunning....though i have heard there is a huge color difference between the ones located in Texas to the ones in South Carolina?? don't know how true it is though??? anyways beautiful mate....
 

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After seeing that pic, yeah, maybe a little darker bands in the ones I see in Texas with some pink. Then there is A. c. pictigaster in w tx with really dark bands, they all look good to me.

I just checked, there are 3 subspecies of Copperhead in Tx.
 
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Brian S

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This happens to be the Osage Copperhead. In S Carolina you would have the Southern while in TX you all have Southern,Broad Band and Trans Pecos with the latter being my personal favorite out of all of them
 

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No need in rehoming it. It has had a really nice home the past 2 years where it gets a nice juicy mouse every week w/o having to hunt for one ;)
 

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I have a bittersweet feeling about these snakes... as I took a pretty good beatin' from my Daddy for playing with a small one, as a child. {D

This one is beautiful, though. :)
 

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I kept for a short period of time a couple of Trans-pecos copperheads. I was talking to some people that said their venom is more toxic than the other subspecies. Anybody else hear of this?
 

Brian S

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I kept for a short period of time a couple of Trans-pecos copperheads. I was talking to some people that said their venom is more toxic than the other subspecies. Anybody else hear of this?
I never heard it before. I would like to have a Trans Pecos. A truly beautiful animal
 

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I have never heard anything about one subspecies having more potent venom then any of the others either. I need to take my Southern out and get some pics sometime before the temps start dropping.
 

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wow, that's an absolutely gorgeous snake you have there O_O.

*jealous* :p
 

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from what i know the trans-pecos have a slightly stronger venom yeild but also they are quite a bit more fiesty than southerns!
 
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