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The copperhead is a poisonous (venomous) pit viper found in the eastern United States extending as far west as 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 as1.2 m (4 ft).
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 ofSeptember 23, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Current as of: September 23, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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