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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-17-2002, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Agkistrodon piscivorus
Water Moccasin



Description 20-74 1/2" (50.8-189.2 cm). A dark, heavy-bodied water snake; broad-based head is noticeably wider than neck. Olive, brown, or black above; patternless or with serrated-edged dark crossbands. Wide light-bordered, dark-brown cheek stripe distinct, obscure, or absent. Head flat-topped; eyes with vertical pupils (not visible from directly above as are eyes of harmless water snakes); facial pit between eye and nostril. Young strongly patterned and bear bright yellow tipped tails. Scale keeled, in 25 rows.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-22-2004, 11:55 AM
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Thats a pretty young one in the picture above, most once they reach adult size lose that pretty banding and become a rather overall dull black.



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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-22-2004, 09:10 PM
 
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Thats a pretty young one in the picture above, most once they reach adult size lose that pretty banding and become a rather overall dull black.

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Which makes them easier to step on and get bitten.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-25-2004, 11:00 AM
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nice pics ive only seen a cottensnake 1 time and i red about them being poisonous and ran
 
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-12-2008, 07:49 PM
 
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i caught a baby one once
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