Poison Points: Aposematism in the Water Moccasin

Aposematism in the Water Moccasin,© 2015 Liz Vitale

Aposematism in the Water Moccasin,© 2015 Liz Vitale

The bright white mouth of the water moccasin is an example of Aposematism, which means “signal from a distance”. The snake only needs to open its mouth to signal the warning of its venomous bite.

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