Photo: Northern copperhead in North Carolina

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This beautiful northern copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen) is native to the eastern United States. These snakes have an average length of 24 to 36 inches (61 to 91 cm), and may go by many other names, including highland moccasin, beech-leaf snake or simply copperhead.

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