Identification please

Asked July 10, 2015, 2:23 AM EDT

Is this a copperhead?

Pike County Kentucky snakes copperhead herpetology

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Yes, the snake in your photographs is a copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix). This is a venomous species found throughout Kentucky.

Hope this answers your question, and thanks for using Ask an Expert.

Jim