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cottonmouth:

see water moccasinwater moccasin
or cottonmouth,
highly venomous snake, Ancistrodon piscivorus, of the swamps and bayous of the S United States. Like the closely related copperhead, it is a pit viper and has a heat-sensitive organ for detecting warm-blooded prey.
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cottonmouth

[′kät·ən‚mau̇th]
(vertebrate zoology)
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The cottonmouth was also the most frequently observed species during my study, and multiple individuals were observed every visit.
Circadian metabolic cycles in eastern cottonmouths and brown water snakes.
However, the commotion becomes a tad more serious should it be a cottonmouth or copperhead, which happened twice in my experience; the real problem lying in the removal of the snake from the arrow
Characteristic vertebrates include the swamp rabbit (Sylvilagus aquaticus (Bachman), (very rare in Indiana), plus such reptilian species that are rare in Indiana as the eastern mud turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum (Lacepede)), and the cottonmouth moccasin (Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma (Troost)) (Abrell 1997).
At the conclusion of Kill Bill Volume 1,The Bride (UmaThurman, pictured with David Carradine) had despatched two members of the Deadly Vipers Assassination Squad: Vernita Green aka Copperhead (VivicaA Fox) and O-RenIshii aka Cottonmouth (Lucy Liu).
Volume 1 deals with the revenge duels between The Bride and Cottonmouth and Copperhead.
They're the Delta's answer to California's redwoods, patriarch trees rising above the swirling splash of primitive alligator gar, the lightning strike of a surly cottonmouth or the pterodactyl-like flight of a great blue heron here in the mosquito-infested silence of damp dark earth.
In addition, only one of his 20 top-rated runners, Cottonmouth, ran to a high RPR on ground softer than good to soft.
We studied body temperatures of Cottonmouth snakes (Agkistrodon piscivorus) during the winter in eastern central Alabama.