You can identify a copperhead by their cross bands, which have an hourglass shape. They are native to Texas and can be found in some lowland and pine forest habitats.

  • Scientific Name: Agkistrodon contortrix
  • Range: Southeastern United States
  • Status in the Wild: Stable
  • Location in the Zoo: Reptiles and Amphibians Building
  • Cool Animal Fact: This animal is the most common venomous snake in Harris County