Copperhead

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This is a picture of a copperhead catching some sun-rays on a gravel path in chapel hill.

Taxonomy

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Reptilia

Order: Squamata

Family: Viperidae

Fun Fact!

According to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, “Copperheads have fangs that inject prey with a hemolytic venom (causes the breakdown of red blood cells) which subdues its prey, making it easy for the snake to swallow it.” (http://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/reptilesamphibians/facts/factsheets/northerncopperhead.cfm)

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