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Cottonmouth

Agkistrodon piscivorus

Habitat:

Greenbelt Trail, Ray Roberts Lake State Park



1 Species ID Suggestions

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago
Cottonmouth
Agkistrodon piscivorus Agkistrodon piscivorus


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1 Comment

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 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.

theJonathanESmith
Spotted by
theJonathanESmith

Denton, Texas, USA

Lat: 33.24, Long: -97.04

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

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