Pit Viper


All pit vipers are members of the viperiade family but not all of the viperiade are pit vipers.  The copperhead,cottonmouth(also know as the water moccasin),canebrake rattlesnake,timber rattlesnake and eastern diamondback rattlesnake  are all pit vipers.  The five NC pit vipers include two moccasins(the copperhead and cottonmouth) and three rattlesnakes.
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