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Cottonmouth

(Agkistrodon piscivorus)

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  • The cottonmouth or water moccasin snake grows to about 52 inches in length.
  • The cottonmouth lives in lakes, streams, swamps and marshes, mostly in Eastern North Carolina.
  • The venom is more potent than a Copperhead snake's venom.


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Cottonmouth
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
Pygmy Rattlesnake
Timber Rattlesnake
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