Water Moccasins vs. Cottonmouth Snakes – AZ Animals

Cottonmouth snakes are commonly found in marshes, swamps, drainage ditches, and the edges of bodies of water.

The cottonmouth snake, or water moccasin, is the only venomous water snake in North America.

Contrary to popular belief, water moccasins and cottonmouth snakes are not different types of snakes…

It’s often thought that water moccasins are harmless, non-venomous creatures, and cottonmouths are more dangerous and venomous. In reality, both terms refer to the same species, Agkistrodon piscivorus, which is the only venomous water snake in North America. Read on to find out more about cottonmouth snakes, also known as water moccasins, including how to identify them and where they are located… More about this in the link below…

https://a-z-animals.com/blog/water-moccasins-vs-cottonmouth-snakes/

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