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The copperhead is a poisonous (venomous) pit viper found in areas extending from the eastern United States to Texas. Copperheads may leave distinctive double marks on the skin. They leave one, two, or three puncture marks on the skin, but you won't always see any marks.
A copperhead has:
A copperhead does not have rattles but may shake its tail in warning. The snakes can be as long as 4 ft (1.2 m).
Symptoms of a bite from a copperhead usually appear from minutes to hours after the bite and include:
If you think you have been bitten by a copperhead,call 911 or other emergency services immediately.
Current as of:
June 26, 2019
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAdam Husney MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineSean P. Bush MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine, Envenomation Specialist
Current as of: June 26, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Sean P. Bush MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine, Envenomation Specialist
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