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Trans-Pecos copperhead, Agkistrodon contortrix pictigaster. The Trans-Pecos copperhead inhabits the Big Bend and Davis Mountans regions of southwestern Texas, where it prefers the vicinity of desert springs, seeps, moist canyons and riverbank thickets. It is the smallest of the copperheads, averaging 20 - 30 inches in length. Its scientific sub-specific name, ''pictigaster'', meaning ''patterned belly'', refers to its distinctly patterned underside.
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