Copperhead | The Cove Forest

(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.