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Water Moccasin
Photo By Betsy Fogarty

  • Title: Water Moccasin
  • State/Province/Region: Florida
  • Country: United States
  • Nearest Town: Pahokee, Florida
  • Brief Directions: I was out fishing when we noticed a dead chicken snake on the road, when all of a sudden out of the same field where we were fishing came this Water Moccasin to also check out the chicken snake a bit scary ~ Enjoy the shots.
  • Best Season: Spring
  • Description: The Water Moccasin or cottonmouth ,highly venomous, they can be found in the swamps and bayous of the U.S.like the closely related copperhead,it is a pit viper and has a heat-sensitive organ for detecting warm blooded prey.it is a pale reddish brown with transverse dark brown bands.They are good climbers and can grow up to Six feet. They can be found relaxing on branches overhanging the water.If startled it erects its head and shows the white interior of its mouth hence the name cottonmouth
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Keywords:  Wildlife
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