Broad Banded Copperhead Snake For Sale #3
The Copperhead Snake For Sale gets it name from the copper-red color of the top of its head, similar to the color of a penny. The body of the Broad-Banded Copperhead is generally a light tan to reddish-tan, with dark brown to reddish-brown bands. These bands are wider than the light space between them, hence the name. The bands also are not thinner across the spine as they are in other Copperhead subspecies.
Young Broad-Banded Copperheads are patterned like mature Broad-Banded Copperheads, but are often grayer in color, and the tip of the tail on young Broad-Banded baby copperhead snake for sale is yellow. The yellow tail is used to attract food. It is wiggled in a motion imitating a worm or caterpillar, which attract frogs, lizards, or other prey that the young Broad-Banded Copperhead eats.
The Broad-Banded Copperhead has elliptical pupils that look like cat’s eyes and like all pit vipers, has a heat-sensing pit between the nostril and eye on each side of its head. The Broad-Banded Copperhead has a large, triangular head that is wider than the neck when viewed from above.
Habitat: Generally prefers forested habitat and avoids open areas such as pastures and agricultural fields. Often found on rocky, wooded hillsides with abundant logs, leaf litter, or rocks for cover. Copperheads can also be found in urban and suburban environments, as well as near wetland and stream edges.
Diet: Largely mice, but also small birds, lizards, snakes, amphibians, and insects (especially cicadas).
Breeding information: Adults court and mate in spring and fall. Males locate females by scent and often fight other males in a vertical combat, in which front third of their body becomes airborne and entangled. Copperheads, like other vipers, produce relatively few young. Females give live birth to 1-21 (average 7) young in late summer or early fall.
Juvenile Copperheads wiggle the bright yellow tip of their tail to lure prey within striking distance, a behavior known as caudal luring.
Fortunately, Copperhead venom is not very potent so fatalities from bites are extremely rare.