The Cottonmouth is a very poisonous snake. This snake will stand its ground so don’t taunt it.
The Cottonmouth better known as the Water Moccasin. This snake is a pit viper and is in the Copperhead and Rattler family. This snake is highly aggressive and will not back down. It has no problem approaching its victim. The adult Cottonmouth can exceed 80cm, the females are much smaller than the males. Most species are black others are brown with gray or yellowish in color. Many confuse this snake with the copperhead. This snake is very poisonous. Never handle venomous snakes it could cost you your life.
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