Copperhead | The Cove Forest

Copperhead snake
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(Agkistrodon contortrix)

The copperhead is the primary poisonous snake in the cove forest. The pit located on each side of the head between the eye and the nasal opening is a heat sensor. The prey items of this snake range from insects, to vertebrates including amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Like the garter snake, the copperhead gives birth to live young.