Cottonmouth Snake removal and control in and around your home can be a very time-consuming undertaking. Cottonmouth's are one of the more aggressive snakes that any animal control operator is called to deal with on a consistent basis. Cottonmouth snakes can be found mostly in the southern states as they enjoy the mild to hot weather that is found in the South.
Cottonmouth are considered to be a semi aquatic pit viper, matter-of-fact they are the only semi aquatic pit viper in the world. They belong to the pit viper family that also has snakes such as rattlesnakes, copperheads, tree boas and desert vipers.
The control of cottonmouth snakes can be tricky and should not be done by anyone but a professional snake removal agent. As a cottonmouth is considered a venomous snake meaning their bite can and will affect your body in a negative way. Controlling cottonmouth snakes consist of a two step process. The first step is to, if possible remove the cottonmouth snake from the immediate area of concern.The next step is to remove all possible food sources in which the cottonmouth snake is potentially eating. This includes but is not limited to lizards, frogs, and many different types of fish. Controlling the snakes in a environment such as a pond or a small water feature can be a relatively easy task. But controlling the cottonmouth snake in an environment such as a lake or a river can involve a product called snake fencing. This product can be very expensive if used in an expansive area such as a backyard. You should always consult a animal control professional when dealing with cottonmouth snakes as the appropriate equipment is necessary to handle these snakes in a safe manner. You can find a cottonmouth removal expert by clicking on the “locate a Pro” link located on the top of this page.
Cottonmouth snakes are found predominantly in the south and eastern part of the United States they can be found in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and parts of Texas. They can also be found sporadically in watery parts of other southern states. Some of the common names for which cottonmouth snakes are commonly known are water moccasins, blunt tailed moccasins, Highland moccasins, mangrove rattler, swap lion, rusty moccasin, and a water adder. These are all slang names for the cottonmouth snake. They are all the same snake!
Cottonmouth snakes are a semi aquatic snake that ranges in length from 2 to 4 feet. This snake is one of the most aggressive types of snakes that is found in the South. The snake would rather coil up and display defensive tactics to try and discourage a predator from killing it than it would flee to a safe area.
The reproductive process of this snake is to breed in the early part of the spring, the female snake can start breeding at the age of three years old. The young baby cotton mouth snakes are born in the months of August and September. The baby cottonmouth snakes are typically between 4 and 6 inches long at birth. They are born self-sufficient and will immediately begin feeding upon their own. There are between one and 20 babies born at a time by each female.
The baby cottonmouth snakes can and will aggressively fight as soon as they are born, sometimes the most dangerous snake in any species is a baby snake. Baby snakes do not have the ability to distinguish actual threats and therefore will bite anything that threatens it. If you feel you have a cottonmouth snake problem, you should contact a professional to have this problem evaluated. This could be a very serious problem and one that should be taken care of immediately by a snake control professional.