Can Water Moccasins Bite You Underwater. Snakes can open their mouths and bite if provoked underwater. Many people think of them as being ferocious animals.
The exhibit was going to be a large swampy area, complete with water snakes, Cottonmouths, and various other wetland reptiles, like. This video is to find out whether or not Cottonmouth (AKA Water Moccasins) are mean, aggressive snakes that attack people. In North America, the ones you need to look out for are rattlesnakes, copperheads, cottonmouths/water moccasins, and coral snakes.
Even non-venomous watersnakes will bite, so the best policy for dealing with snakes is to "leave them be" to play their important roles in our ecosystem.
An underwater bite from a water moccasin isn't likely to kill you, but you'd require medical treatment.
However, the bites and venom can leave scars as well as tissue and muscle damage. If an individual walks right over a water moccasin's body, he might be in for an unpleasant bite, for example. Since they spend so much time in the water, water moccasins have become accomplished swimmers.