LOWLAND COPPERHEAD FACTS
The Lowland Copperhead snake is very variable in colour ranging from light grey, brown to black. Often has darker colour on neck and dark stripe down back.
Grows to 1.7m long
Usually found near marshes and swamps
frogs and other small vertebrates.
copperheads produce 15-30 live young. The young are totally independent at birth and are fully equipped with venom, which is toxic enough to be considered dangerous to humans.
The Lowland Copperhead is found in the drier parts of Tasmania, also south-west Tasmania. On mainland Australia Lowland Copperheads occur in the far south-eastern corner of South Australia and over much of southern Victoria.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Although the venom is dangerous, bites are uncommon as the species is not aggressive.
|Common Name:||Lowland Copperhead|
Relatives in same Genus
Pygmy Copperhead (A. labialis)