Water moccasin snakes, commonly referred to as cottonmouths, are found throughout the Southeastern United States. They are primarily found from Virginia, down to Florida and across to eastern Texas.Know More
Though they can be found in fields, water moccasins usually reside in, along or near bodies of water. These snakes prefer streams, ponds, swamps, marshes and drainage ditches.
They typically spend their days basking in the sun on rocks or branches along bodies of water. Cottonmouths do this because they must maintain high body temperatures in order to efficiently digest food. They are most active at night while they are hunting. These snakes are usually not aggressive unless threatened.Learn more about Snakes
There is no difference between a water moccasin and a cottonmouth. "Cottonmouth" and "water moccasin" are two different common names that are applied to the same species of snake. Known to scientists as Agkistrodon piscivorus, cottonmouths are semi-aquatic, venomous predators that are native to the southern and eastern portions of the United States.Full Answer >
A water moccasin has a big triangular-shaped head, narrow neck, pale snout, “cat-eye” pupils, a dark stripe adjacent to the nostrils, and white coloring inside the mouth. Juveniles have yellow tail tips, while young adults and juveniles both have dark body bands.Full Answer >
Baby snakes are commonly referred to as snakelets. Newly born snakes are called neolates, while newly hatched snakes are called hatchlings. A group of snakes is called a nest.Full Answer >
A group of snakes can be referred to as a den, bed, pit, or nest. The exception to this is a group of rattlesnakes, which is called a rhumba.Full Answer >