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moccasin

 [mok´ah-sin]
any of several species of snakes of the genus Agkistrodon.
highland moccasin copperhead.
water moccasin Agkistrodon piscivorus, a venomous semiaquatic pit viper with an olive or brown back, found in the southern United States. Called also cottonmouth.

cottonmouth

a poisonous pit viper (Agkistrodon piscivorus) commonly found near water and swamps of the southeastern part of the United States. The symptoms of the bite of a cottonmouth are rapid swelling, severe pain, skin discoloration at bite marks, and weakness. Antivenin and ventilatory/circulatory support are the usual treatments. Also called water moccasin.
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Cottonmouth

cottonmouth

(kot'on-mowth?)
A venomous snake, Agkistrodon piscivorus, common in the southern and eastern U.S.
Synonym: water moccasin See: snake bitevenomous snake
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DISCUSSION--Because our study was done in a linear system and the habitat away from Honey Creek lacked life-sustaining resources for semi-aquatic snakes, and because during the driest periods water remained in the four pools, we theorized that movements of western cottonmouths away from Area 1 would be downstream.
Limited movements of snakes out of each study area, upstream or downstream, further support the finding that many recaptured western cottonmouths used space at Honey Creek at a level below what was expected if locations of captures were random, or if there were extensive redistributions following floods or droughts.
However, cottonmouths exhibited considerable variation in size and pattern and recaptures of this species were done by consulting field notes.
Depending on where you live, watch out for wasps, hornets, and bees; spiders, scorpions, and fire ants; and, of course, poisonous snakes such as rattlesnakes, coral snakes, copperheads, and cottonmouths.
Odd nicknames in minor-league hockey are springing up wherever teams skate: Mysticks, Nailers, Mallards, Cottonmouths, Channel Cats and Ice Bats.
A smaller fraction of bites comes from copperheads, fewer still come from cottonmouths and only three or four bites per year come from coral snakes.
He watched for cottonmouths as I jabbered about the crabs we should catch to go with the pending duck feast.
He helped Calgary to the Western League play-off championship and has since played for Detroit Vipers, Johnstown Chiefs, Pensacola Pilots, Springfield Falcons, Charlotte Checkers and Columbus Cottonmouths.
Since then, it has been recorded as adults from various North American rattlesnakes (genus Crotalus), cottonmouths, and water moccasins (genus Agkistrodon), with rodents acting as intermediate hosts (Riley and Self, 1979; Pare, 2008).
Don't get out of a boat in a muddy bank of water plants because cottonmouths and copperheads like that habitat.
The very act that has fostered them their common name, cottonmouths, opening their mouths widely and thereby displaying the startlingly white interiors, is merely a way to make them more visible as their coloration blends easily with many backgrounds.