This upland moccasin is named in science Ancistrodon contortrix; its brother species, the water moccasin, is A. piscivorus.
It is not as large a snake as the water moccasin, nor does it like the swamps.
The water moccasin is dull olive with wide black transverse bands.
"But I thought you said it was a water moccasin," I objected.
Circumstantial evidence indicated that it was killed by the bite of a water moccasin.