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venomous semiaquatic snake of swamps in southern United States

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Although Conway (1978) states that eight snake species were observed, he mentions only six by name: cottonmouth, copperhead, timber rattlesnake, gray ratsnake, water snake (Nerodia sp.
Metabolic cold adaptation appears to exist, with cottonmouths from northern populations having higher low temperature metabolic rates.
AVENGING ANGEL: Uma Thurman; DEATH WISH: Lucy Liu as Cottonmouth
One might as well deny the existence of cottonmouth moccasins on the grounds that the mouths of the snakes popularly so called are not made of cotton.
The pack comes with two straps for attaching your bow or other gear to it and it is compatible with the company's new CottonMouth [TM] Hydration Bladder.
The 2011 recipient of the Wilks Award was Jason Strickland, Angelo State University, for his paper entitled "Phylogeography of the cottonmouth, Agkistrodon piscivorus, determined by AFLP and venom protein profiles.
Body temperatures of over-wintering Cottonmouth snakes: Hibernaculum use and inter-individual variation, The Journal of Alabama Academy of Science, 80(1), 35-44.
How then did I pass the alligator--(I think I've passed cottonmouth moccasins in the same place, but I'm not sure).
For example, cottonmouth snakes tend to prefer to coil one way more than the other, while upturned Mediterranean tortoises prefer to right their bodies to one side.
Direct counts were possible at two nests; litter size at a third nest was determined by dissecting a cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus) found consuming neonates (Platt and Rainwater 2000).
Fifteen individuals of seven species of snakes were collected including the brown snake, Storeria dekayi; the redbelly snake, Storeria occipitomaculata, the cottonmouth, Agkistrodon piscivorus; the ringneck snake, Diadophis punctatus; the eastern ribbon snake, Thamnophis sauritus; the black racer, Coluber constrictor; and the rough earth snake, Virginia striatula.
Most readers would agree--one doesn't forget easily the "thick, raking, awkward blows" of the Eastern cottonmouth which attacks the slave in "Red Leaves" and then stands its ground, as cottonmouths do, "half sprawled with its own momentum and rage," before it lashes out again.
They are the rattlesnake, the cottonmouth (or water moccasin), the copperhead.
Snakes, including the copperhead, cottonmouth water moccasin, eastern coral snake, and several varieties of rattlesnakes all have potentially deadly bites.