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Cottonmouth Confusion

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Cottonmouth snake
Odds are that the snake you see in the water is not venomous. More

Cottonmouth snake in defensive posture

Photo of a cottonmouth snake in defensive posture.
A cottonmouth gapes its mouth open in a defensive posture, showing the white lining that is the origin of the common name. More

Cottonmouth snake in defensive posture

Cottonmouth snake
A cottonmouth gapes its mouth open in a defensive posture, showing the white lining that is the origin of the common name. More

Cottonmouth snake in defensive posture

A photo of a cottonmouth snake in defensive posture.
A photo of a cottonmouth snake in defensive posture. More

Cottonmouth snake in defensive posture

A photo of a cottonmouth snake in defensive posture.
A cottonmouth gapes its mouth open in a defensive posture, showing the white lining that is the origin of the common name. More

Western Cottonmouth

Video of a western cottonmouth in the wild. More

Western Cottonmouth

Image of a western cottonmouth
Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma
Many people mistakenly believe that any snake seen in or near the water is this venomous “water moccasin.” But there are seven species of nonvenomous, semi-aquatic snakes found in Missouri. Harmless watersnakes vastly outnumber the much-feared cottonmouths. All are protected by law. More