Cottonmouths, also called water moccasins, are some of the most misunderstood snakes in the southeastern United States.
Also known as a water moccasin, it is considered one of the most venomous snakes in North America. The cottonmouth snake is an aggressive species
Cottonmouths have been spotted in ponds, lakes, rivers and swamps throughout all parts of North America. Their venom is highly toxic and can be fatal if left untreated.
Cottonmouth snakes are one of only two venomous snake species in Georgia. They have black, white, or copper-colored diamond-shaped patterns
Like most wildlife, cottonmouth snakes are facing an uncertain future in today’s world. However, it is believed that they are not endangered species.
The cottonmouth snake (Agkistrodon piscivorus) is a venomous, semi-aquatic snake species found throughout North America.
Cottonmouths are mostly found in warmer climates where stagnant water pools for long periods of time.
Long ago, Native Americans referred to cottonmouth snakes as water moccasins because of their toxicity.
Cottonmouth snakes are often mistakenly considered to be aggressive, but they are actually quite timid, not aggressive at all.