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Common Name: Cottonmouth Water Moccasin

Scientific Name:Agkistrodon piscivorus

Juvenile Cottonmouth
Adult Cottonmouth

Juvenile cottonmouths resemble copperheads. There's no concern about telling the difference in South Florida as copperheads only inhabitat the northern part of state.

An adult cottonmouth.

Range: Southeastern United States from eastern Texas up to southern Virginia.

Habitat: Prefers habitat near water.

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