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Snake Fight! Who Wins in This Rattlesnake vs. Cottonmouth Battle?

It’s a battle of the reptiles: a rattlesnake vs. cottonmouth encounter you’ve got to see.

The cottonmouth, otherwise known as the water moccasin, is an opportunistic predator. The rattlesnake is an efficient and specialized killer. What happens when they go up against each other in the wild?

Published by ojatro on YouTube, the video is pretty epic. Beware, this is some graphic footage. But you knew that when you saw the headline, right?

If you blinked, you may have missed that initial strike. It was pretty much over from there.

Size may have played a factor, but he who strikes first usually gets the upper hand.

Is it just me, or do you feel like there are bugs flying around you after watching that?

Incredible stuff from an incredible creature. Next time the rattlesnake vs. cottonmouth question gets brought up, you can send the ignorant this video, and put it to rest.

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Snake Fight! Who Wins in This Rattlesnake vs. Cottonmouth Battle?