Water Moccasin (Agkistrodon piscivorus)

Series of top view illustrations of the Water Moccasin

The Water Moccasin (Agkistrodon piscivorus) would show fangs and coil its body in defense mode. They are the only semi-aquatic vipers preferring marshes, streams, slow-moving water bodies of the Southern United States, hence can hunt in water and even deliver fatal bites. Some locals also call it Cottonmouth, viper, black moccasin, and swamp moccasin. The Water Moccasin belongs to the family Viperidae showing a broad head and blunt snout with males being larger than females which give birth to live offspring. Its name originates from its threat display of gaping an intruder while maintaining ground and opening its mouth to show the white oral.

The Water Moccasin has an overall length between 2’-4’ (.61-1.22 m), body width of roughly .8”-1.4” (2-3.5 cm), and weight from .55-1.3 lb (.25-.6 kg). The typical lifespan of the Water Moccasin is between 20-25 years.

Details

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Height:
Width:
.8”-1.4” | 2-3.5 cm
Depth:
Length:
2’-4’ | .61-1.22 m
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Weight:
.55-1.3 lb | .25-.6 kg
Area:
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Scientific Name:
Agkistrodon piscivorus
Lifespan:
20-25 years

Properties

Drawings include:

Water Moccasin top view (assorted)

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Snakes are a family of legless, elongated, venomous or non-venomous carnivorous reptiles. Covered in scales and equipped with multiple joints in their jaws, most species of snakes live on land and use their sense of smell in order to hunt their prey and sense their surroundings.

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