Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:20 AM
I'll yield to the venerable opinions on the ID. However, for the record, the commonly seen line on face behind the eye mentioned is NOT present on all Cotton Mouth. Variations abound! Surf images searched to see for yourself but be wary of mislabeled.
It is a very good idea to study venomous snake pictures, lots and lots of them, for variations and coloration.
Consider this requisite "homework" to recognize each type of venomous snake well. In the event, you, your child or pet is bitten in your presence, it makes the emergency room visit much more effective and limits complications.
Why am I all sweatty and late? Umm...