Scientific Name: Agkistrodon piscivorus

Found In: Southeastern United States: from southeast Virginia down to south Florida, over to central Texas and into Missouri/Swamps, ponds, palmetto forests, marshes, dry forests, and wetlands

Size: Adults average between 2 and 4 feet in length, but can reach up to 6 feet

Diet: Carnivore. Diet consists of fish, reptiles, small mammals, and amphibians

Threat Level: Least Concern. Habitat loss and death from human-animal interactions are the major threats to this species

Facts: This species is the only venomous water snake in North America. The whole body of this species lays on the surface of the water; only the head of non-venomous species lays on the water surface