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Cottonmouth

Agkistrodon piscivorus

Description:

Their color and pattern can be highly variable, but they tend to be a dark brown color and have a thick body. This guy was pretty plain and didn't have the blotching like some do. Despite the variability, cottonmouths always have a dark chocolate colored eye stripe extending to the back of the head.

Habitat:

They are in the southeastern US near water. We were walking across a bridge over a creek, and looked down and this guy was sitting on the bank in a sandy area just staring at us.

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6 Comments

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 8 years ago

Pretty cottonmouth! great spotting Ashley!

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago

Thanks Jared, Brendan, sklohi, and Maria :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Very nice series

sklohi
sklohi 8 years ago

Awesome

BrendanSmith
BrendanSmith 8 years ago

excellent series! love these guys

Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 8 years ago

AWESOME ASH!

AshleyT
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AshleyT

Corsicana, Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 14, 2013
Submitted on Apr 16, 2013

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