Florida Water Moccasin

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Florida Water Moccasin

Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti
The water moccasin is also known as the cottonmouth because of its habit of gaping its cottony-white mouth when challenging intruders. Young are born live, rather than hatched from eggs, and have a distinct patter which darkens with age.
Fact file:

Length: 20 – 48 in

Habitat: Any wetlands or waterways

Prey: Frogs, fish, small mammals, baby alligators, baby turtles, salamanders, and other snakes.

Current Range: Found throughout Florida. The species extends north to Virginia and west to Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.