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The Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus)

the “cottonmouth” gape of this venomous snakes is a warning. Notice the banded coloration of this individual.Photo: UF IFAS Wildlife Also known as the Water Moccasin, this is a snake that is all too familiar with most Floridians… Or is it? Several non-venomous water snakes are often confused with the cottonmouth and are thus killed.  …

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