What kind of snake is a water moccasin?

What kind of snake is a water moccasin?

Water Moccasins (cottonMouths) vs. Water snakes Five species of large water snakes are native to Georgia —eastern green water snake (Nerodia floridana), brown water snake (Nerodia taxispilota), red-bellied water snake (Nerodia erythrogaster), banded water snake (Nerodia fasciata) and northern water snake (Nerodia sipedon).

What kind of head does a water moccasin have?

LARGE, BLOCKY HEADS: Venomous Water Moccasins have large, blocky heads and their necks are distinctly narrower than their heads. This venomous Water Moccasin has an obviously thick, (top to bottom) blocky head.

Are there any water moccasins in northern Georgia?

Water Moccasin/Cottonmouth (Venomous) Do not occur naturally in most of northern Georgia. They bask on land or on logs and stumps near the water surface, and swim with their heads elevated above the water and their bodies riding on the water surface.

What’s the difference between a water moccasin and a cottonmouth?

Water moccasins rarely climb, whereas water snakes, like this brown water snake, typically bask on limbs that hang over the water Water moccasin swimming moccasins cannot be positively identified based solely on the color of their inner-mouth lining. (Caution: Venom may remain fully toxic in dead snakes. It is

Why does the water moccasin leave its prey alone?

The Water Moccasin likes to take its time while it eats which is unusual for a snake, but is probably due to the prey being dead. The Water Moccasin does not have very many predators; in fact most predators leave this snake alone because its venom is so poisonous.

Are there any water moccasins in the Florida Keys?

Water moccasins or cottonmouths present as three species. Distributed across Florida, the Florida cottonmouth has a native range that includes the upper Florida Keys and parts of extreme southeastern Georgia. The eastern cottonmouth ranges from the Carolinas and Georgia to southeastern Virginia.