Common Name Copperhead
 Scientific Name Agkistrodon contortrix
 Maximum Body Length 135cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 7
 Venom Extremely Venomous
 Distribution MW, S, NE, SE
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Cottonmouth
 Scientific Name Agkistrodon piscivorus
 Maximum Body Length 189cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 7
 Venom Extremely Venomous
 Distribution MW, S, NE, SE
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
 Scientific Name Crotalus adamanteus
 Maximum Body Length 251cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 13
 Venom Extremely Venomous
 Distribution SE
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
 Scientific Name Crotalus atrox
 Maximum Body Length 234cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 11
 Venom Extremely Venomous
 Distribution SW, S, SE
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Sidewinder
 Scientific Name Crotalus cerastes
 Maximum Body Length 82cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 9
 Venom Extremely Venomous
 Distribution SW
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Timber Rattlesnake
 Scientific Name Crotalus horridus
 Maximum Body Length 189cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 10
 Venom Extremely Venomous
 Distribution MW, S, NE, SE
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Rock Rattlesnake
 Scientific Name Crotalus lepidus
 Maximum Body Length 83cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 4
 Venom Extremely Venomous
 Distribution SW, S
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Speckled Rattlesnake
 Scientific Name Crotalus mitchelli 
 Maximum Body Length 13cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 6
 Venom Extremely Venomous
 Distribution SW
 Notes  

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The Alligator Snapping turtle is the largest freshwater turtle species in North America. Males can exceed 200 pounds.

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The American alligator became the official state reptile of MS in 2005

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The American alligator was taken off the endangered species list in 1987

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