Caught in a trap for my graduate research, was released unharmed.
8 (3 recent DORs) found road cruising Rich Mountain ~1000 hrs
2 found flipping rocks, both on Caddo Moutain
Agkistrodon contortrix is a species of venomous snake endemic to North America, a member of the Crotalinae (pit viper) subfamily. The common name for the species is the copperhead. The behavior of Agkistrodon contortrix may lead to accidental encounters with humans. Five subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here.