"That poor little boy was bitten by a cottonmouth"

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A cottonmouth is a snake dangerous for its venom. An adult cottonmouth can kill a person with its bite, though the snakes aren't typically aggressive. Cottonmouths are found near water and are excellent swimmers. Cottonmouths are also known as water moccasins.