Thus, while speckled kingsnakes (Lampropeltis getulus holbrooki), eastern hognosed snakes (Heterodon platyrhinos), western slender glass lizards (Ophisaurus attenuatus attenuatus), eastern coachwhip snakes, blotched watersnakes, western ribbon snakes (Thamnophis proximus proximus), Texas garter snakes and southern copperheads
were observed during this study, there are no official records for these species in Delta County (based on Dixon 1987 and distribution records cited in Herpetological Review from 1985 to 1998).
The southern copperhead is one of the most abundant snakes in both coniferous woodlands and upland deciduous forests in northeastern Texas (Ford et al.
The southern copperhead ranks as a top carnivore in the biotic community of northeastern Texas.
Arthropods comprized the majority of prey items (53%) but lizards, snakes and a few rodents were also consumed by southern copperheads.
For example, in southern copperheads from North and South Carolina mammals ranked second (37.