This vaccine does not provide much protection against venom from Water Moccasin (Cottonmouth
), Mojave rattlesnake or Coral snake, however, since their venom is different.
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.
It was so exciting we didn't even notice the mosquitoes sucking on our necks or cottonmouth
that was curled up in a stump right next to us.
The needlegrass was too tall to see much of her, only sketchy outlines of her back and tail, but some sense warned me and, commanding Jody to "Leave it," I ran forward to discover a very large moccasin coiled and showing its cottonmouth
. How closely Jody had investigated it, I can't say.
While considered effective against the hemotoxic effects of all North American Rattlesnakes, Copperheads, and Cottonmouths
, it is not effective against the Mojave Rattlesnake's neurotoxins.
Near their northern range limit in southern Illinois (37[degrees] 41' N), large numbers of cottonmouths
overwinter communally in rocky hillsides and bluffs (Cagle, 1942; Rossman, 1960; Palis, 2010).
Since then, it has been recorded as adults from various North American rattlesnakes (genus Crotalus), cottonmouths
, and water moccasins (genus Agkistrodon), with rodents acting as intermediate hosts (Riley and Self, 1979; Pare, 2008).
Booth and his colleagues examined dozens of litters of wild-caught copperheads and cottonmouths
. The team found one case in each species of a male baby born without littermates (such as the baby copperhead shown at left with his mother).
If you tramp around in venomous snake country or fish where cottonmouths
lurk, an LCR loaded with half a cylinder of shotshells would be very comforting.
Booth said that, based on his own past research on boa constrictors and cottonmouths
, virgin births produce about 2.5 to 5 percent of litters.
He played for Peoria Rivermen, Worcester IceCats, Columbus Cottonmouths
and Texas Wildcatters before joining the Devils in 2005.
The few exceptions are rattlesnakes, cottonmouths
, copperheads and coral snakes.
and water snakes are certainly under-represented due to strong preferences for aquatic habitats.
Nearly half (n = 125, 49.8%) of all snakes observed were cottonmouths
(Agkistrodon piscivorus), and cottonmouths
comprised 22.9-73.3% of snakes detected on any given survey (Fig.
Viperidae, subfamily Crotalinae, includes the Crotalus genus (rattlesnakes), Agkistrodon genus (copperheads and cottonmouths
) and the Bothrops genus (Ferdelance).