Agkistrodon contortrix

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Agkistrodon contortrix

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Copperhead snakes bite more people in than any other snake species in the United States, according to the (http://www.
Researchers at the University of South California have discovered that a protein from the venom of the southern copperhead snake can reduce the growth of breast cancer tumours.
Now I live in Kentucky and have a small well house where various spiders and a copperhead snake had taken up residence.
It had been there quite a long time, and when I found it, I not only had to cut a bunch of brush away from it, I also had to kill a Copperhead snake in excess of 3 feet to get to it.
If that wasn't enough, our stock dog was bitten in the head in two places by a copperhead snake, so off to the vet again.
Last issue Investigate broke the story that New Zealand has an undetected colony of venomous Australian Copperhead snakes in the remote wilderness of abandoned South Island gold mines.
We would run into copperhead snakes, he said, if not the bikers and meth cookers recently discovered on the property.