Copperheads and Cottonmouths
Pictures of Poisonous Snakes of United States
These are common dangerous snakes found throughout their range.
Cottonmouths are large, recorded to reach 6 feet in length with an average of 3
½ feet. The venom of this species proves to be very toxic. The
bites are common in the Southeastern United States. Strong tissue damage
has been reported in many cases of its bites.
The venom of the Copperhead appears to be
mildly toxic and fatalities are almost unknown. Maximum length is 4 feet
and an average of 2 ½ feet. Bite is very painful.
Our thanks and gratitude to Dr. Andrew Kouloulis,
noted herpetologist, for permission to use his research and pictures provided on
these pages. Information taken from Dr. Kouloulis' Poisonous Snake Chart.