Northern Copperhead snake is copper, orange or pinkish in color.
It has dark colored bands across its body. It can be between
24 ans 36 inches long. They got their name from the copper-like
coloring from their head. It lives near rocky wooded hillsides,
coastal flatwoods and swamp edges. The Nothern Copperhead eats
small rodents, small birds, insects, lizards and frogs. It is
a poisonous snake. It is not an endangered snake in Ohio. It
does not lay eggs. It gives birth to 4-6 live young. The babies
are born with fangs and they have venom. The Copperhead's predators
are owls, hawks, opossums and racoons. They are diurnal snakes,
except in the summer when they become nocturnal to hunt prey
and escape the daytime sun. They are usually quiet and would
rather run away then fight.