ID#: 10840
This 2008 photograph depicted a venomous eastern cottonmouth snake (also see PHIL 8125), Agkistrodon p. piscivorus, as it was slithering through its moist Edisto, South Carolina environment. The eastern cottonmouth is the largest member of its genus, which includes its copperhead cousin, Agkistrodon contortrix (PHIL 10841 through 10851).
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ James Gathany
Creation Date: 2008
Photo Credit: James Gathany
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.