Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti
- Average size: 20-48 inches; Record 74.5 inches. Young are 10-13 inches at
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- Range: Throughout Florida.
- Diet: Fish, frogs, lizards, snakes, small turtles, salamanders, baby
alligators, small mammals and birds.
- Status: Fairly common but not often encountered. Found along most
waterways including lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, road side ditches, etc. I
think you get the picture, just about anywhere there is water.
- Closely resembles the more common non-venomous Water Snakes. Most
people think that when they see a snake near a waterway they're seeing a
Water Moccasin (another name for the Cottonmouth). However, in many
cases they're seeing one of the more common water snake species.
- Cottonmouth bites can be very dangerous. The victim must seek
immediate care at a hospital or doctor with snake bite treatment experience.