FFAC "The Cleopatra Project" Art Catalogue August 7 2022

Eastern copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

In the leaves, your coiled banded and watchful stillness. Jolted, we retreat.

Venomous copperheads are found throughout Virginia in forests, fields, swampy areas, suburban woodlots and around barns and houses. They reach 24 to 36 inches long, with a triangular head and vertical pupils. Copperheads display an overall coloration from tan to copper to gray, and very distinctive, darker brown hourglass- shaped crossbands around the body. While not aggressive, copperheads may shake their tail as a warning or bite when threatened, so leave them alone. Though their bite is rarely fatal, it will cause pain and may be followed by swelling, bruising and blistering at the bite site. Nausea and vomiting may occur. If bitten, seek immediate medical attention!

Cecilia Schultz Copper Acrylic 12 x 12 $100


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