Cottonmouths (Cotton Mouth Snake)
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The Cottonmouth snake is related to the copperhead but
more dangerous. Venom is highly toxic with severe tissue destruction. Bites
are fairly frequent in the southern United States. Color dark or nearly black,
especially in adult of the species. There is a clear difference in the appearance of
adult cottonmouths and juvenile snakes of the species. Click on the images to see
pictures of the adult and young cottonmouth (or water moccasin,) and their range.
Average length 3½ feet, maximum length 6 feet.
Adult snake picture: cottonmouth
Also, see A Cottonmouth Snake trailing its prey.
Our thanks and gratitude to Dr. Andrew Kouloulis, noted herpetologist, for permission to use his research and pictures provided on these pages. Information taken from Dr. Kouloulis' Poisonous Snake Chart.