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On this episode of Breaking Trail, Coyote is back in the swamp to show you the differences between a Water Moccasin and a Banded Water Snake!

Easily confused for one another, these two snakes are worlds apart in terms of their danger factor toward humans. However in order to show you how to tell the deadly viper apart from the harmless Colubridae Coyote must catch one of each which is going to be a whole lot easier said, than done…good thing our wildlife biologist Mario Aldecoa is back in the field to help with the search!

Get ready…this is Cottonmouth vs Water Snake!

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  1. If anyone's wondering, snake bites don't hurt to bad. But if your bit by a snake it's most likely going to bleed a whole lot. That's because they have a special something in their saliva (please forgive me, I forgot what it was called) and that makes you bleed way more than normal. For an example I got bit by my ball python, there wasn't very much blood but when I was bit by a garter snake I was swimming in blood.

  2. I found a pretty big water snake on my front porch last Friday. The video of it is on my channel. Anyways I was told by my local animal control that it was a giant water moccasin, which I didn’t not agree with after my research. I ended up leaving it alone. Later that night I found another one, a smaller one, that apparently lives behind the brick on front porch, because I’ve seen him every night since then, poking his head out of the hole then slitting back when I shine the flashlight on it.
    My backyard in TN backs up to a creek on a nature preserve, so there is a good bit of wildlife around here.

  3. also the Cottonmouths float high in the water while the water snakes float low and spend more time under water. When the water is calm and shallow i like to walk barefoot and sometimes the Moccasins will swim right by me. Never feel like they are out to get me. Found a colorful Cottonmouth baby that i got onto a stick. I was hoping it might crawl onto me but it just licked my thumb, turned around and went to her side of the stick. I free handled a Western Diamondback allowing it to slide through my hands into a bush and never stopping it from having control. Then i found out just how expensive a bite is to treat! no more until i get insured.

  4. Coming from a channel where the guy caught a spitting cobra while wearing booty shorts, sandals and no shirt, this guy has full gear and is sweating bullets making his whole team nervous is not helping.

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