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Record #:
8095
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Cottonmouths are very dangerous snakes, and their bite can be fatal. Their distribution in the state is generally limited to permanent or semi-permanent bodies of water in the Coastal Plain. This species breeds in the spring, and their young are born alive. Coloration is variable and ranges through shades of brown, olive, and sometimes yellowish. Their average length is around four feet. When aroused, the cottonmouth's rapidly vibrating tail and gaping mouth readily distinguish it from harmless water snakes.
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Record #:
2460
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Found in swamps and other freshwater habitats in the Sandhills and the Coastal Plain, the cottonmouth moccasin is a dangerous snake and best left alone. The largest eastern cottonmouth ever measured, caught in the Dismal Swamp, was over six feet.
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