Fayette County Extension

SHOULD A COTTONMOUTH (WATER MOCCASIN) BE DISMISSED AS AGGRESSIVE?

Cottonmouth Information, Matt Moore, Department of Natural Resources: Judging by comments at public education programs I’ve done, cottonmouths are the most misunderstood and maligned of Georgia’s six native species of venomous snakes. I have worked in close proximity with many cottonmouths (aka water moccasins) over the years and I encounter dozens…
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THE BIRD THAT DOESN’T BUILD A NEST: BROWN-HEADED COWBIRDS

Out My Backdoor: The Bird That Doesn’t Build a Nest Good article by Terry W. Johnson; a retired Nongame program manager with the Wildlife Resources Division and executive director of The Environmental Resources Network, or TERN, friends group of the division’s Nongame Conservation Section. Brown-headed cowbirds are common throughout Georgia.  Although it is…
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