Can a water moccasin get out of a pool



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    Water moccasins, also called cottonmouth snakes, are semi-aquatic pit vipers. They can go in and out of the water as they please. If the question is can a water moccasin get out of a pool of water without drying out and dying, the answer is yes.

    If you are referring to whether or not the snake can physically climb out of a particular pool of water, then it depends. Water moccasins are excellent climbers and spend much of their time hanging out in tree branches. They are built to go in and out of the water with relative ease. If you are in a situation where there is a water moccasin in YOUR backyard swimming pool, it’s probably safest to have a professional remove it, especially if you have pets or children at home.

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    You must be careful as this snake is venomous. It is best to call a trained agent to help removing the snake. You can try to put a board on the end of the pool that is floating on top of the water. The snake can then swim to this and crawl out the board and leave the area.

    If you frequently get snakes in your pool, try placing a pile of leaves and sticks somewhere on the edge of your property. Snakes like this habitat and may be inclined to stay in this area instead of venturing into your pool and yard.

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