A cottonmouth snake lies in a dried-up area of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. This venomous water snake -- also known as a water moccasin -- is dependent on water, eating fish, frogs and other marine species. Cottonmouths are usually darker in appearance, but this one recently shed its skin.

Photo by Garrett Hubbard, Daily News

A cottonmouth snake lies in a dried-up area of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. This venomous water snake -- also known as a water moccasin -- is dependent on water, eating fish, frogs and other marine species. Cottonmouths are usually darker in appearance, but this one recently shed its skin.

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