... Morris PA (1948). Mulford Biological Laboratories, Glenolden, Pa Creator Philip Brigandi Contributor Gifford M. Mast Date Created and/or Issued 1928 Publication Information Keystone View Company Contributing Institution UC Riverside, California Museum of Photography Collection Keystone-Mast Collection Rights Information While females are generally smaller than males, adults range from 2ft to 4ft long in the wild.

(A volume of the Humanizing Science Series, edited by Jaques Cattell).

(Agkistrodon piscivorus, pp. Water Moccasin. Yes, 21 species, although some haven't been seen for a while. Kinds Of Snakes All About Snakes Spiders And Snakes Cool Snakes Poisonous Snakes Reptiles And Amphibians Mammals Water Moccasin Snake Texas Snakes. The cottonmouth is a venomous species not found in Pennsylvania. Common names include variants on water moccasin, swamp moccasin, black moccasin, cottonmouth, and simply viper.

Topic Overview. New York: Ronald Press. It had dark and light brown bands. If you assume that all snakes are dangerous, you are less likely to be bitten. While the cottonmouth moccasin and the water moccasin are, in fact, the same snake, it pays to err on the safe side when dealing with snakes. There are instances where larger individuals have been found. I'm pretty sure it wasn't a moccasin because it didn't have the triangular head of a pit viper but I'm a little freaked out now. It is confined to the northwestern quarter of Pennsylvania, in habitat ranging from old fields to dense forests, but generally near water. The Delaware Valley Water Moccasins participate in the North Eastern Pennsylvania Age Group Swim League and USA Swimming Metropolitan LSC. H.K. It does not extend to Pennsylvania. Over the years one of the characteristics I have noticed between the Water Moccasin and Water Snake, is the Water Moccasin will coil when it feels threatened. The coloration of a northern water snake varies greatly. Certain features mark differences between the Water Moccasin and the Water Snake, such as pupils being round or vertical. Another physical attribute of this snake is that a pit is present between the eyes and nostrils of this snake.

The Water Moccasin is a semi-aquatic snake and can be found in fields, forests, marshes, swamps, drainage ditches, lakes ponds and rivers. Water moccasin snake’s neck is narrower than the head.

After mating in the spring, the females will give birth 3-4 months later, at which point the young must fend for themselves.