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Eastern Cottonmouth

Agkistrodon piscivorous


A nice sized cottonmouth spotted in the Ocmulgee River in central GA


Strongly aquatic - these snakes represent a wide range of aquatic and wetland habitats.

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marylou.wildlife 11 years ago

Thanks! I see cottonmouths more than all of our other venomous species combined. They are always pretty chill, but they do have quite an intimidating look about them!

NicholeSauve 11 years ago

Great shot! What a beautiful yet intimidatingly fierce snake! Good size.

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MickGrant 12 years ago

Thanks for that - Marylou please spend the money - it might be worth it!

marylou.wildlife 12 years ago

Thanks everyone! MickGrant, they are venomous, but they are not extremely dangerous. I believe a lot of people that get bitten don't even get antivenin... not that I would suggest it, but it's expensive stuff!!

Atul 12 years ago

great snap great spotting

MickGrant 12 years ago

Excellent spotting - quite poisonous I think?

ceherzog 12 years ago

Very nice shot!

MitchRay 12 years ago

Nice photo

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Macon, Georgia, USA

Spotted on May 27, 2011
Submitted on Jul 20, 2011

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