A Copperhead is a venomous snake also known by the name "Highland Moccasin." It's the most common venomous snake in the Eastern United States. It's in the same genus as the Cottonmouth (also known as the "Water Moccasin"), the genus "Agkistrodon." Adult Copperheads are generally 24" to 36" in length, but can grow to as long as 42". The Copperhead's diet consists of birds, rodents, lizards, other snakes, insects and small amphibians.
Updated on Wednesday, February 01 2012 at 07:27PM EST