Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!


Agkistrodon piscivorus


Greenbelt Trail, Ray Roberts Lake State Park

1 Species ID Suggestions

AshleyT 6 years ago
Agkistrodon piscivorus Agkistrodon piscivorus

Sign in to suggest organism ID

1 Comment

AshleyT 6 years ago

The "white tail" has nothing to do with this being a copperhead vs a cottonmouth. The tip of the tail is actually green, and both copperheads and cottonmouths have it as juveniles. They use it to wiggle around above leaf litter while they sit still, and the bright tail mimics a worm. The prey come to eat the worm, but instead the snakes eats the prey.

Spotted by

Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on Jun 15, 2013
Submitted on Sep 29, 2013

Related Spottings

Western cottonmouth Western cottonmouth Western cottonmouth Western cottonmouth

Nearby Spottings

Striped garden caterpillar Bee Fly Dainty Sulphur Butterfly Cottontail rabbit