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Most amazing facts about Cottonmouth snakes.

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Cottonmouth snakes can live up to 20 years. Report Abuse
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Cottonmouth snakes hibernate in dens just like bears. Report Abuse
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Female cottonmouth snakes don't lay eggs. Report Abuse
Cottonmouth snakes have live babies. These babies already have venom and can take care of themselves.
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Cottonmouths have keeled scales. Report Abuse
The keeled scales give the cottonmouth a dull appearance.
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Cottonmouths poison is called a hemotoxin Report Abuse
Hemotoxin attacks and destroys the red blood cells in mammals, including humans.
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Cottonmouths cause 10 percent of the snakebites in the United States. Report Abuse
Medical attention will be necessary after a bite.
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Medical attention may or may not be helpful in the attempt the get rid of all the poison.
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Baby cottonmouth snakes can be 7 inches to 13 inches long. Report Abuse
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Cottonmouth snakes cannot hear Report Abuse
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Cottonmouth snakes are large snakes. Report Abuse
The average adult is longer than a yard and the largest ever found was almost over 6 feet long.
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Cottonmouth snakes have 'pits' between their eyes. Report Abuse
These pits are heat sensors that help the snake hunt for warm blooded pray.
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Cottonmouths have fangs and are poisonous Report Abuse
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Cottonmouth snakes smell with their tongue. Report Abuse
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Cottonmouth snakes are part of the pit viper family. Report Abuse
Pit vipers include copperheads, rattlesnakes
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It is called a cottonmouth becuase the inside of its mouth looks soft and white. Report Abuse
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Cottonmouth snakes are also called water moccasins. Report Abuse
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Humans are a cottonmouth's worst enemy. Report Abuse
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Cottonmouths can strike at prey will swimming. Report Abuse
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Cottonmouth snakes have yellow bellies. Report Abuse
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The cottonmouth marks its territory. Report Abuse
These snakes spray musk to mark their territory.
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There are three kinds of cottonmouth snakes. Report Abuse
The Florida cottonmouth, the Eastern and Western cottonmouth.
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