Copperheads have a distinct color and pattern that sets them apart from other snakes, but cottonmouths
, also known as water moccasins, are often confused with a variety of water snake species.
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The very act that has fostered them their common name, cottonmouths
, opening their mouths widely and thereby displaying the startlingly white interiors, is merely a way to make them more visible as their coloration blends easily with many backgrounds.
Ninety-nine percent of the snakes that bite them are pit vipers, whose Crotalidae family includes Copperheads, Cottonmouths
(Water Moccasins), and more than a dozen species of rattlesnake.
I tallied each cottonmouth
observed, noted the substrate it was using and, for a subset of arboreal individuals (N = 419), visually estimated ([+ or -] 25 cm) the height of individuals on perches above the water or soil.
Yes, it was a 4-foot long cottonmouth
, North America's only aquatic venomous pit viper.
Fully all of one rear leg was inside a large, black cottonmouth
The pond rippled to our left, and there was a cottonmouth
water moccasin, its wide-open mouth only a few feet from our ankles.
If you particularly liked gators and snakes, on the other side of town, Texas Jim Mitchell ran the Framalopa Reptile Farm, which featured dozing rattlesnakes, coral snakes, cottonmouth
moccasins, black snakes, gopher snakes, and chicken snakes; a wildcat, looking forlornly out of its too-small cage; a senile lion that could barely yawn; and two chained monkeys that every so often would do something so obscene that the women would avert their eyes and the men would nudge each other.
The water will not only combat dehydration, but I find relieving the anxiety-induced cottonmouth
helps calm me down.
Copperhead and cottonmouth
morns are found pregnant with babies conceived without sex, a first in the wild (SN: 10/20/12, p.
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For this latest study, the researchers focused on two closely related species of North American pit viper snakes - the copperhead and the cottonmouth
It took some looking--and we just about got penetrated by a cottonmouth
in the process--but we found the lagoon and the big bull gator .
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