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ID#:22499
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This photograph depicted a juvenile, venomous, southern copperhead snake, Agkistrodon contortrix, found nestled in a Decatur, Georgia basement. The adult A. contortrix pit viper grows to a length 50cm to 95cm, and is pictured in PHIL 8130 and 10841. The name pit viper is derived from the fact that these snakes possess two heat-sensing organs situated inside a pit on either side of its head, between each ipsilateral eye and nostril, both of which are visible on the right side of this snake’s head from this right superior-oblique perspective.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ James Gathany
Creation Date:2008
Photo Credit:James Gathany
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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