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The water moccasin is a venomous snake native to eastern United States. The water moccasin is also known as the cottonmouth or the black snake. An adult snake is typically about three feet in length, but they can grow up to 6 feet in length. Their color is a brown, olive or blackish body with yellowish belly, and dark crossbands. The water moccasin is considered an aggressive snake whose bite can be painful and even fatal to a human. The snake is a strong swimmer and is usually found near water. Play the following videos to learn more about the water moccasin snake.