Water Moccasins/Cottonmouth Snakes

Identification

  • Large (2-4 feet in length with a very heavy body)

  • Color varies from solid brown or brown or yellow with dark crossbands

  • Juveniles have a yellow tail tip

  • Head is distinctly triangular (due to venom glands)

  • Characteristic threat display with the head in the middle of the coiled body with the mouth wide open (mouth is white on the inside, which explains the cottonmouth nickname)

Environment

  • Found in freshwater habitats, cypress swamps, river floodplains, and heavily vegetated wetlands

  • Found throughout the southeast, but are slightly more common in coastal regions

Threats

  • Venomous snakes

  • May bite if bothered

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Treatment

  • Keep food sources away from the home

  • Use caution when around fresh water habitats

  • Preventative treatment with a product that snakes find repellent

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