The Cottonmouth

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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Picture courtesy ofvirginiaherpetologicalsociety.com 

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  1. Lynn Hollis Says...

    On April 17, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    I live in the part of the USA where these snakes can be found. I stay away from the water and I am not brave enough (or foolish enough) to handle ANY snakes.


  2. onestep234 Says...

    On April 18, 2012 at 12:41 am

    beautiful


  3. Nxwtypx Says...

    On April 18, 2012 at 2:22 am

    Snakes are awesome creatures.


  4. Uzoma Says...

    On April 18, 2012 at 4:58 am

    From where did u bring these snakes?


  5. erwinkennythomas Says...

    On April 18, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    nicely shared! shows insight about this snake


  6. Lisa Marie Mottert Says...

    On April 20, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Descriptive and informative…good article!


  7. Safa Says...

    On April 21, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Glad there are no snakes of any kind where I live


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