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Cottonmouth

Agkistrodon piscivorus

Description:

Sub adult

Habitat:

Crossing road in swamp

1 Species ID Suggestions

Eastern Copperhead
Agkistrodon contortrix


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4 Comments

Brett Davis
Brett Davis 7 years ago

Young cottonmouths in this area always have that distinctive pattern with the light and dark banding, but they darken up as they get older.

Thanks AshleyT and Jolly. This snake would be the leucostoma based on range, I just didn't include that as part of the ID.

ColtMooney
ColtMooney 7 years ago

Really light color if it's a cottonmouth

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 7 years ago

Beautiful snake. I like its pattern.

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

Jellis, this is already ID down to species level, there is absolutely no reason to suggest an ID so I have removed your ID as it was what he already labeled it as. Subspecies are a completely optional thing, if you think it should be included then you can comment saying so.

And Brett, this is a beautiful snake!

Brett Davis
Spotted by
Brett Davis

Kentucky, USA

Spotted on Jun 25, 2013
Submitted on Apr 10, 2014

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