A Water Moccasin, also called Cottonmouth, is considered a pit viper. It has heat receptors or pits between the nostrils and eyes it uses with its tongue to help find its prey. The snakes has keeled scales and sharp oval pupils. Its head is triangular shaped, and dark with tan and white stripes above and below the eye.
A venomous snake that lives in the southeaster US. Found in marshes, swamps, and edges of lakes, rivers and streams.
Spotted at Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area in Valdosta, GA. Spotted creeping slowly through lily pads and watery vegetation.
Lat: 30.93, Long: -83.19
Spotted on Jun 16, 2018
Submitted on Jun 17, 2018