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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.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerSean P. Bush, MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine, Envenomation Specialist
Current as ofAugust 1, 2016
Current as of:
August 1, 2016
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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