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PHOTO OF THE MONTH - JULY, 2009

Broad-banded Copperhead - Agkistrodon contortrix laticinctus
Eric Runfeldt photographed this  Broad-banded Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix laticinctus) at Fort
Hood in Bell County, Texas as the snake lay about  3.5 to 4 feet off the ground in some vines located near a
natural spring that had a lot of bird activity around it. The Copperhead was engaged in caudal luring, using its
tail to imitate a worm in an attempt to lure the birds to within ambush range.                   Photo by Eric Runfeldt





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