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2011-02-25 09:00:00

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Confronting a rattler may be a minor challenge for Rooster Cogburn in the Coen brothers' Oscar-nominated remake of True Grit, but proper handling of poor Mattie's snakebite was a major ordeal in the old West. The tough-as-nails U.S. Marshall unknowingly perpetuates Hollywood myth by doing precisely the opposite of proper snakebite protocol, although the hero does get it right when it comes to the need for speed in seeking immediate...

2009-09-30 14:36:05

Residents of a Florida neighborhood said nearby road construction caused the area to become overrun with venomous snakes. The Jacksonville neighbors said their problems with cottonmouths and water moccasins began when the reptiles' habitat was disturbed by construction to widen an Interstate 295 off-ramp to Old St. Augustine Road, WXJT-TV, Jacksonville, reported Wednesday. Several residents said they have had to kill a number of the invading serpents. Bill Richardson, whose dog was bitten by...

2008-07-14 12:00:13

By Jack Brammer, Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Jul. 12--FRANKFORT -- State conservation officers seized more than 125 venomous snakes, arrested 10 people and cited one other Thursday after a nearly two-year undercover investigation of those who allegedly illegally possessed, imported and trafficked the deadly reptiles. Forty-four officers with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife confiscated the snakes and other reptiles, including an alligator, in the investigation, and are...

2008-07-13 15:00:07

FRANKFORT, Ky. - State conservation officers seized more than 125 venomous snakes, arrested 10 people and cited one other Thursday after a nearly two-year undercover investigation of those who allegedly illegally possessed, imported and trafficked the deadly reptiles. Forty-four officers with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife confiscated the snakes and other reptiles, including an alligator, in the investigation, and are expected to issue more than 700 charges. Animals seized...

2007-10-22 06:00:00

In October 2008, the U.S. plans to stop production of its only coral snake antivenin. But Texas A&M University-Kingsville's Natural Toxins Research Center might have found a replacement, according to a news release from the center. The potential replacement is a Mexican-based product called Coralmyn, which, according to the news release, is even better than the existing product. Coralmyn is effective at neutralizing the effects of both the Eastern coral snake and the Texas coral snake,...


Latest Agkistrodon piscivorus Reference Libraries

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2007-06-25 07:03:19

The Cottonmouth or Water Moccasin, Agkistrodon piscivorus, is a pit viper found in the United States. It is a close relative of the copperhead. The Cottonmouth is found along the eastern coast, southern, and Midwest areas of the United States. Along the coast they are found as far north as Virginia and Illinois in the interior states. They are rarely found away from permanent water sources. They also enjoy open pine forests and bald cypress swamps. Cottonmouth snakes average in size from...

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2005-06-22 14:46:04

The Cottonmouth, or water moccasin (Agkistrodon piscivorous), is a venomous snake which is closely related to the copperhead. It is a pit viper, with a heat-sensing organ in its nose that allows it to locate warm blooded prey. The cottonmouth is a very aggressive snake, and, unlike most snakes (including the copperhead) when startled the cottonmouth will stand its ground and open its mouth ("gape" or "smile"). Water moccasins have been known to actually approach and attack intruders. The bite...

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