Texas Fish & Game

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June 5, 2018

Is It a Cottonmouth Or Not?

Cottonmouths are the most frequently misidentified snake in Texas. A true cottonmouth is not a snake to be toyed with. They can deliver a deadly bite of hemotoxic venom that destroys tissue. Unlike their reputation of […]
March 7, 2018

Agkistrodon Piscivorus Bites And It Lives in Texas!

Agkistrodon Piscivorus Agkistrodon piscivorus is a heck of a name isn’t it? No wonder we call it by its common name the cottonmouth. Fishing and outdoor activities are fast upon us as spring creeps up in […]
January 17, 2018

Venomous Snakes Out-Even in Winter

Snakes in Texas don’t hibernate-at least like many people think of hibernation. I have heard of several serpentine encounters in recent weeks and even had some dealings with a big coral snake myself. Snakes (as well […]
November 8, 2017

Cottonmouth Vs. Rattlesnake-who wins? (Video)

The two baddest snakes in the South throw down. Who wins? Watch to see.
September 26, 2017

Have you ever seen a cottonmouth do this?

The cottonmouth is the most feared snake of the American South. With a reputation for a short temper, this stout pit viper often flashes the white of its mouth to say “Don’t Tread On Me”. Wise […]
August 4, 2016

Dept. of Wild: Up Close Cottonmouth

The cottonmouth is the most notorious venomous snake in Texas. With a reputation as big as the state itself, there are many myths and legends surrounding this species. TFG Editor-In-Cheif Chester Moore is a big fan […]
March 28, 2016

Photos of Texas’ Coolest Snakes

Texas has some 113 species and subspecies of snakes ranging from the tiny earth snake to the massive indigo. Lets take a look at some of the diverse species of serpents found in the Lone Star […]