water moccasin

  1. any of numerous North American water snakes inhabiting fresh waters
  2. venomous semiaquatic snake of swamps in southern United States
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  • He had been raised by humans since birth, so he wasn't trained in basic chimpanzee survival skills or accustomed to the wilds of Oklahoma, where water moccasins and copperheads abounded.
  • My guess is that alligators and water moccasins outnumber race fans in the Homestead area, which is south of Miami.
  • The quaint grossbeak, the ugly heron, the dirty-black buzzard, the hideous water-goose, with his featherless body and satiric head, start up from their nooks as you enter; the water moccasin slides warily into the slime; and if you see a sudden movement in the centre of a leaden-colored mass, with a flash or two of white in it, you will do well to beware, for half a dozen alligators may show themselves at home there. The Great South; A Record of Journeys in Louisiana, Texas, the Indian Territory, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland
  • They call it Snake Road, a gravel lane through southern Illinois' Shawnee National Forest, where each spring and fall automobile traffic is prohibited to ensure the safe passage of timber rattlers, water moccasins, and copperheads.
  • The spiel is a mix of ecology, myth-busting (water moccasins are not found in this region) and safety tips (most bites occur when someone is trying to catch the snake). Michael Shwedick's career handling reptiles came from childhood fascination
  • In the United States, about 8,000 people a year are bitten by rattlers or their cousins in the pit viper subfamily, which includes copperheads and water moccasins.
  • Water moccasins had a nasty habit of gliding up and feeding on my catch, dangling from a stringer in the shallows.
  • In the swamps the water shimmered darkly and the slow snouts of alligators made semicircular ripples as they moved forward; water moccasins were curled over looping branches.
  • Water moccasins and copperheads are plentiful (as in ‘about everywhere’) in the sorts of places I spend my free time and during the course of the last several decades I have had quite a few unpleasant encounters with the little monsters.
  • It was diverse dialogue - me with stories about water moccasins, copperheads, and alligators, and Bobby describing the land of no snakes whatsoever.
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