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Eastern Cottonmouth

Agkistrodon piscivorus piscivorus


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.


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

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marylou.wildlife 6 years ago

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

RosaJessen 6 years ago

Very cool!!

courtneyhitson 7 years ago

Great find, marylou!

Chris Carille
Chris Carille 7 years ago

Really interesting color on this one. Blends right in

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

What an odd color! Great shot

North Carolina, USA

Lat: 34.61, Long: -76.54

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

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