water moccasin


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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.

water moccasin

n.
1. A semiaquatic pit viper (Agkistrodon piscivorus) of lowlands and swampy regions of the southeast United States. Also called cottonmouth.
2. Any of various similar but harmless water snakes.

water moccasin

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When stoked with shotshells, it will discourage any inquisitive water moccasins with sufficiently poor judgment to violate your personal space.
Water moccasins have an exceptionally nasty and wholly unearned reputation for aggressiveness.
How about the time the cottonmouth crawled into my canoe, motivating me to leap overboard into a pond teeming with water moccasins and alligators
The boater was very scared because there were water moccasins in the water, but after a little coaxing from Rockwell he made his way over.
Starch's disappearance takes place in the swamp, where water moccasins, wild hogs, and panthers reign.
After several months of long field days and many encounters with water moccasins and wasps, I changed directions and took on a job with the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain.
In the humanities building, Dean Danille Taylor shows off the redone performing arts theater and recalls the water moccasins swimming in the orchestra pit after the storm.
Rattlesnakes prefer drier areas with access to water, while water moccasins and cottonmouths prefer water habitats.
Rattlesnakes, copperheads and water moccasins are present in the western and southern U.
I could deal with mosquitoes, black hears, blow-downs, and, quite often, water moccasins, but I knew that if water were this deep along the swamp's perimeter, it would be chest high in the swamp's heart.
It not only tells us most of what we know about Cordelia (she herself describes primarily the geography games she plays with her nurses and the hallucinogenic, erotic effects of pain); it also relates myriad tales of deaths that have already taken place in Equality: a premature baby, an elderly stroke victim, a little boy who baited his fishhook with baby water moccasins and died because the first hospital he was taken to did not accept "coloreds.