Reproduction Live. Number of Offspring 7. Common Name Copperhead. This article does not cite any sources. If you love our Oklahoma lakes keep in mind that there can be a hidden danger. A 6-year-old northeast Oklahoma girl is recovering after being bitten on the foot by a cottonmouth — a snake common in southern Missouri — while playing in a local stream. Color of a cottonmouth snake can vary. The body of this young, venomous Water Moccasin is very thick for its length, and has a relatively short, thick tail. Also known by the name water moccasin, the cottonmouth is a venomous Oklahoma resident with a bad reputation that often is heaped upon any snake found near the water. Nevertheless, some people call all water snakes moccasins, leading others to mistakenly believe they all have a poisonous bite. This snake has weakly keeled scales, a vertical pupil (not round), and an obvious heat-sensing pit between the eye and nostril. When threatened, it may respond by coiling its body and displaying its fangs.
It is an aggressive snake and sometimes shows the same characteristics of territorial animals. Cottonmouth Agkistrodon piscivorus. See more ideas about Snake, Snake venom, Reptiles and amphibians. Distribution Southeast, Northeast, Midwest, South.
Average Length 135cm. Another snake often mistaken for the cottonmouth is the nonvenomous brown water snake (Nerodia taxispilota), which has most of its body below the water when in … Before striking, the snake will open its mouth, which reveals a distinct white inside and this is where the name cottonmouth comes from. This is a list of snakes found in the U.S. state of Oklahoma.. Snakes of Oklahoma When the cottonmouth moccasin feels threatened, it coils and opens its mouth preparing to strike. Family Pit Vipers. And the cottonmouth name comes from the fact that the inside of the snake's mouth is white, and when threatened, it often opens its mouth and displays the white inside, and of course, cotton is white. Oklahoma Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix. Photo by Wolfgang Wuster. The back is usually a mix of black, brown, and olive green, and the belly is white or cream-colored with black mottling. Jul 18, 2018 - Explore rocken_r's board "Oklahoma snakes", followed by 156 people on Pinterest. Agkistrodon piscivorus is a venomous snake, a species of pit viper in the subfamily Crotalinae of the family Viperidae.The species is endemic to the southeastern United States.As an adult, it is large and capable of delivering a painful and potentially fatal bite. A harmless snake the same length would be much more slender and would have a much longer, thinner tail (see below). Venom Extremely Venomous. Photographer. The Cottonmouth Snake (Agkistrodon piscivorus) is also known as the water moccasin, the black moccasin and the black snake. The Cottonmouth Snake has been considered aggressive, however, studies have shown that this is not necessarily true.
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