Water Moccasin Snake
This venomous snake can be very deadly. Avoid at any cost when nearing a pond or lake, they live most of their life in water. The Water Moccasin Snake can grow to 71 inches, but very rarely does that happen. The Largest recorded was 74 inches, typically the head of the snake is very long with a blunt snout and vary in coloration depending on the location they live in.
They need to be able to be well hidden in their environment. They can be brown, black, olive green, yellow, and gray. The various colorations result in the Water Moccasin Snake often being mistaken for other species of snakes.
They have various bands of color on the body and the face with a white belly. As they get older the bands of color start to fade. When you see one that is very dark in color and no bands it can indicate you are looking at a much older type of Water Moccasin Snake. Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana are some of the common locations in the United States where you will find this species of snake. They do well in a wide variety of environments. As long as they have access to water and a food supply they should be just fine.