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Eastern Cottonmouth

Agkistrodon piscivorus piscivorus

Description:

A solid dull copper colored cottonmouth. I have seen a lot of these snakes but never one like this... sneaky! Spotted on the Outerbanks of North Carolina.

Habitat:

Cottonmouths prefer wetlands but are also found on land in vegetation and under logs and branches.

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5 Comments

marylou.wildlife
marylou.wildlife 10 years ago

Thanks everyone. It did blend right in, but not looking like a cottonmouth!

RosaJessen
RosaJessen 10 years ago

Very cool!!

courtneyhitson
courtneyhitson 11 years ago

Great find, marylou!

Chris Carille
Chris Carille 11 years ago

Really interesting color on this one. Blends right in

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 11 years ago

What an odd color! Great shot

marylou.wildlife
Spotted by
marylou.wildlife

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on May 12, 2010
Submitted on Sep 8, 2011

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