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Western cottonmouth

Agkistrodon piscivorous

Description:

Juvenile

Habitat:

Palmetto brush

Notes:

Getting his sun on

No species ID suggestions

3 Comments

sunswimer02
sunswimer02 6 years ago

Hey, I think it looks more like Agkistrodon piscivorus (cottonmouth) rather than A. contortrix (copperhead). They're related so the patterns kind of do look similar, but I think that the markings here are too dark for a copperhead. I've seen some young cottonmouths with light patterns like this one. Without the head in the photo though, it is kind of hard to be sure. But that's my 2 cents.

greygoose17
greygoose17 6 years ago

Thought so I'm having a herpetologist at university of Arkansas at little rock confirm it tomorrow. Can the authorities on this app confirm it?

Jellis
Jellis 6 years ago

Marking sure match a Southern Copperhead
Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix
But will need confirmation.

Arkansas, USA

Lat: 34.94, Long: -92.41

Spotted on Sep 20, 2012
Submitted on Sep 21, 2012

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