How to Tell the Difference Between a Venomous Water Moccasin and a Banded Water Snake

In the swamps of southern Texas, conservationist Coyote Peterson captured a venomous water moccasin and a non-venomous banded water snake, comparing them side-by-side to show how to distinguish one from the other. The snakes can appear very similar, but the differences between them could potentially be deadly.

Easily confused for one another, these two snakes are worlds apart in terms of their danger factor toward humans. However in order to show you how to tell the deadly viper apart from the harmless Colubridae Coyote must catch one of each which is going to be a whole lot easier said, than done…good thing our wildlife biologist Mario Aldecoa is back in the field to help with the search!