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WEC242: Burmese Pythons in South Florida: Scientific Support for Invasive Species Management

Figure 8. The Florida cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti) averages about 1 m (3 ft.) in length, but may grow up to 1.8 m (6 ft.). It varies in color from banded to solid black, brown, or reddish. It has a large triangular head and a dark stripe on the cheek that runs through the eye.

Credit: Mike Rochford, UF/IFAS