Cottonmouth

Found in lowland swamps, lakes, and rivers, the cottonmouth eats reptiles, amphibians, and mammals. It is also known as the water moccasin – and they are venomous snakes.


  • Scientific Name: Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma
  • Range: Southeastern United States
  • Status in the Wild: Stable
  • Location in the Zoo: Reptiles and Amphibians Building
  • Cool Animal Fact: This snake gets its name from the white coloration on the inside of its mouth.