Interesting facts about cottonmouth snakes (water moccasins)

The cottonmouth snake (Agkistrodon piscivorus), also known as water moccasin is a venomous semiaquatic snake that belongs to the group of pit vipers. The generic name – Agkistrodon piscivorus – is derived from the Greek words ancistro (hooked) and odon (tooth), and the specific name comes from the Latin piscis (fish) and voro (to eat); … Read more