Agkistrodon contortrix mokeson
• Mating: Males will mate with more than one female; however, the female only mates once, generally every other year.
• Peak Breeding Activity: Late August through October and February to April. Sperm is stored until sometime after the female emerges from its over winter den.
• Gestation: Is estimated to last 105-110 days. Young are born (Parturition): most in August to mid-September
• Litter Size: 3-10 young per litter
• Young: Precocial and are on their own after hatching from their membrane
• Number of Litters per Year: Generally 1 every other year.
• Migration Patterns: Year-round resident; females have a home range of 8 acres and males 24 acres.
• Feeding Periods: Depends on time of year. Copperheads are most active April through late October and are diurnal in the spring and the fall, nocturnal in the summer.
• Length: 24-36 inches