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Old 03-26-2012, 08:08 AM   #1
Talking striped cottonmouth

I just bought this little guy from a friend of mine. I have never seen a cotton that looks like this. Just wanted to share.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:09 AM   #2
awesome pattern! is it WC or CB? it'd be very interesting if this guy's pattern was natural
Old 03-26-2012, 09:30 AM   #3
It is a wc baby. Its eating pinkies though and doing well.
Old 03-26-2012, 10:23 AM   #4
matt b
very nice! what area did it come from?
Old 03-26-2012, 10:39 AM   #5
It was collected in FL near the panhandle, from what I gather.
Old 03-26-2012, 01:17 PM   #6
thats awesome to hear. I've caught and seen gobs of cotton mouths over the years (about 50+ last summer alone), and I've never seen a "stripe" like that.

I've seen plenty of variable colors and a few odd banding patterns, but nothing like that.
Old 03-26-2012, 01:25 PM   #7
Same here, Cottons are very common in SC and I have seen hundreds, but I havent seen one like this either. Its def a nice show piece and possibly a future breeding project.
Old 03-26-2012, 01:39 PM   #8
my favorite "oddity" as far as cottonmouths go, was an EXTREMELY green individual that I found in Tuskegee National Forest. typical banded pattern but an amazingly strong olive color to it all.
Old 03-27-2012, 12:57 PM   #9
I am curious as to what this guy is worth? I have talked to several people that are big into hots and weird stuff, but nobody has seen a cotton like this.
I have seen one or two of the greenish cottons and they are nice. I want an albino. lol
Old 04-27-2012, 07:46 PM   #10
It's interesting as an oddity, but I doubt it's worth much more than a normal patterned cottonmouth. The odds are very good that it's developmentally striped and not genetically striped. It would take quite some time (probably 6 years minimally) to find out if the striping is genetic (and assuming that striping in this cottonmouth is a simple recessive trait as it is in corn snakes). There is always a person out there who is willing to drop good money for an odd looking animal, so I'd try other reptile sites and see what happens.

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