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After playing with my dog Ender out back in the yard I decided it was time to check the mail so I walked around the house wooosh, a snake dashed across the yard and hid under the car in my driveway. I tried to get a picture of it to figure out what it was but I wasn't having any luck so I ran in real quick and grabbed my hd cam. As it turns out this is whats known as a copperhead aka a Agkistrodon contortrix snake. Agkistrodon contortrix is a species of venomous snake found in North America, a member of the Crotalinae (pit viper) subfamily. The more common name for the species is "copperhead". The behavior of Agkistrodon contortrix may lead to accidental encounters with humans. Five subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here. Adults usually grow to a total length of 50-95 cm (20-37 in), although some may exceed 1 m (3.3 ft). Males are usually larger than females. The maximum length reported for this species is 134.6 cm (53.0 in) for A. c. mokasen (Ditmars, 1931). Brimley (1944) mentions a specimen of A. c. mokasen from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, that was "four feet, six inches" (137.2 cm), but this may have been an approximation. The maximum length for A. c. contortrix is 132.1 cm (52.0 in) (Conant, 1958). The body is relatively stout and the head is broad and distinct from the neck. Because the snout slopes down and back, it appears less blunt than that of the cottonmouth, A. piscivorus. Consequently, the top of the head ...