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 in Snakes
The water moccasin is a species of pit viper that features a muscular, stocky body between 2 and 4 feet in length and a large, triangular head. Its coloration varies but includes olive, banded brown and black. The underside of the water moccasin is paler than its backside.Full Answer >
To identify a water moccasin, examine the snake's body size and length, color and facial features. Water moccasins are thick snakes with angular heads and pits between the eyes. The snakes swim with their bodies on top of the water and vary in color.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 >
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 >