Yes there are definitely cottonmouth snakes in West Virginia! They’re actually quite common in the state and can be found in a variety of habitats including marshes swamps and wetlands. According to the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources they are even sometimes found in people’s yards!
Cottonmouths are a type of pit viper which means they have heat-sensing pits on their faces that help them to locate prey. They are generally dark-colored with a brown or black body and a white or cream-colored belly. They can grow to be quite large with some individuals reaching lengths of over 6 feet!
If you’re lucky enough to see a cottonmouth in the wild it’s best to just leave it alone. These snakes are highly venomous and can be very dangerous to humans. If you are bitten by a cottonmouth it’s important to seek medical help immediately as their venom can cause serious tissue damage and even death.
So if you’re out exploring the great state of West Virginia be sure to keep an eye out for these slithering creatures! And if you do see one just remember to admire it from a safe distance.
What is the name of the state located in the United States East Coast?
What is the capital of West Virginia?
What is the nickname of West Virginia?
The Mountain State
What is the motto of West Virginia?
Montani semper liberi
How many counties are in West Virginia?
When was West Virginia admitted into the Union?
June 20 1863
What does the state flower of West Virginia represent?
That West Virginia is part of the United States
What is the state bird of West Virginia?
What is the highest point in West Virginia?
What is the lowest point in West Virginia?
What river runs through West Virginia?
The Potomac River
What are the top 5 industries in West Virginia?
coal natural gas timber tourism and transportation
What is the population of West Virginia?
What is the state nickname for West Virginia?
The Mountain State
What is the official state fish of West Virginia?