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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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TABLE 1--Cormack-Jolly-Seber models of probabilities of apparent survival ([phi]) and detection (p)of western cottonmouths (Agkistrodonpiscivorus leucostoma) in central Texas during 1992-2003.
Several authors commented on terrestrial activity of cottonmouths (Allen and Swindell, 1948; Dundee and Burger, 1948; Hamilton and Pollack, 1955).
For example, ribbon snakes, cottonmouths and watersnakes are more typically associated with aquatic habitats and would not be expected to dominate in dry upland areas.
For this latest study, the researchers focused on two closely related species of North American pit viper snakes - the copperhead and the cottonmouth.
Cagle (1942) and Conway (1978) described cottonmouths as abundant at this den complex in the 1940s.
Sooner or later, a cottonmouth, just a little one, would park itself against a rock as a breakwater, and I'd draw a bead, and that would be that.
He appeared in 55 games with the Cottonmouths this season and earned 23 points, including six goals.
Specifically, we sought to address two questions about over-wintering Cottonmouths at our study site: 1) Do Cottonmouths (a) conform to dominant environmental temperatures during the winter, (b) actively thermoregulate or (c) use hibernacula with thermal properties that differ from the dominant environmental media (air, water, soil)?
Metabolic cold adaptation appears to exist, with cottonmouths from northern populations having higher low temperature metabolic rates.
Saskatoon-born Voth was an NHL draft pick for St Louis Blues in 1998, while he has played for Peoria Rivermen, Texas Wildcatters and Columbus Cottonmouths in North America.
Wilson passed the 1,000-game mark during the 2004-05 season and his career has also taken in Peterborough Petes, Swindon Wildcats, Roanoke Valley Rebels, Brantford Smoke, West Palm Beach Blaze, Chatham Wheels, Sheffield Steelers, Telford Tigers, Tulsa Oilers, Fort Worth Fire, San Antonio Iguanas, Nashville Nighthawks, Columbus Cottonmouths, SSI Vipiteno, Newcastle Jesters, Manchester Storm and Great Britain.
1-4) The majority of venomous snakebites are by pit vipers (rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, and copperheads).