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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 8 years ago

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

RosaJessen
RosaJessen 8 years ago

Very cool!!

courtneyhitson
courtneyhitson 9 years ago

Great find, marylou!

Chris Carille
Chris Carille 9 years ago

Really interesting color on this one. Blends right in

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 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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