Northern Copperhead in Montgomery County

Throughout the state of Maryland, wildlife can be found everywhere. One of the counties that have plenty of wildlife is Montgomery County. As you enjoy the sites and atmosphere of your Montgomery County home, the last thing you want to see is a snake on your floor. When you chose to reside in Montgomery County, did you realize it was home to at least 17 species of snakes? Out of the 27 different species of snakes that call the state of Maryland home, you can find 17 of them in your county. The good news about these 17 snakes is that only one is venomous. The bad news? One is venomous! Do you know which one? The Northern Copperhead is one of the two venomous snakes that can be found in the state of Maryland, and unfortunately, they like to live in Montgomery County. In order to identify the Northern Copperhead, just look to its head where it gets its name! This is snake typically has a brightly colored copper head along with a pinkish underbelly.


Copperheads enjoy wooded and rocky areas and tend to feed on small, warm-blooded animals such as mice and other rodents. You can also tell a snake is a Copperhead by its dark dorsal markings; the Northern Copperhead is the only snake in Maryland to have this type of marking. Do you feel comfortable identifying a Northern Copperhead if it enters your home? If not, do not fear! Call the experts at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control! Our technicians are trained on the humane removal of all 27 species of Maryland Snakes, including the venomous Northern Copperhead. Our technicians are trained by the top professionals in the animal control field and know how to handle situations involving dangerous snakes without bringing harm to themselves or the creatures. If you find a snake in your Montgomery County home, call Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control. We are available day and night, seven days a week! Call us at 443-417-3137 or visit our online contact page. You can also follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control on Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook.