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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 vaccine does not protect against venom from Cottonmouths, Mojave Rattlesnakes, or Coral snakes.
In 2010, I observed cottonmouths at a wetland-upland interface where, during spring and fall, large numbers of cottonmouths pass between active- and inactive-season habitats.
However, several statements by Conway (1978) suggest that cottonmouths were abundant then, as they are now (e.
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.
Circadian metabolic cycles in eastern cottonmouths and brown water snakes.
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.
When I saw the men's room at one particular range, my first, second and third inclinations were to tiptoe into the dank-drippy swamp beyond and take my chances with the copperheads and cottonmouths.
The dilemma is how to protect yourself from rattlesnakes and cottonmouths while still staying dry.
Rattlesnakes prefer drier areas with access to water, while water moccasins and cottonmouths prefer water habitats.
Plus the place is loaded with ticks, chiggers, sand flies, yellow flies, mosquitoes, yellow jackets, wasps, and some very large and belligerent rattlesnakes and cottonmouths.
The most prevalent venomous snake is the pygmy rattlesnake, so called because it seldom reaches beyond 20 inches; but we also have diamondback rattlers and cottonmouths.