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Western Cottonmouth

Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma

Description:

Young snake ~9 months old. Varying shades of brown with darker saddlebags that widen near the belly.

Habitat:

Wooded paved greenway in bottomland hardwood forest.

Notes:

This is the snake that is also sometimes referred to as a water moccasin.

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15 Comments

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a year ago

Congratulations Lisa! These shots are so beautiful!

triggsturner
triggsturner a year ago

Congrats Lisa. Well deserved.

Congrats Lisa.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck a year ago

Fantastic pics! Congrats, Lisa.

Machi
Machi a year ago

Love the tongue in photo 2! Great shots!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Congratulations Lisa, your Western cottonmouth came second in our 2017 Best Wildlife photo competition, Reptiles category:

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Crystal9
Crystal9 2 years ago

wow this one is awesome

triggsturner
triggsturner 2 years ago

Congratulations Lisa, beautiful looking snake.

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 2 years ago

Amazing spotting

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 years ago

Beautiful pics of a beautiful animal! Congrats.

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 2 years ago

Thank you Daniele! This little one was so curious.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

What a wonderful series of shots showing all facets of this snake Lisa! Your beautiful Western Cottonmouth is our Spotting of the Day!

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LisaPowers
LisaPowers 2 years ago

Thank you flowntheloop and Jim Nelson! I love these shy, beautiful snakes.

flowntheloop
flowntheloop 2 years ago

Breathtaking!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 2 years ago

Impressive photos and spotting, Lisa!

LisaPowers
Spotted by
LisaPowers

Tennessee, USA

Lat: 36.29, Long: -87.10

Spotted on Apr 5, 2017
Submitted on Aug 9, 2017

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