Wayne Brekhus
Wayne Brekhus answered Colleen Fischer's question
Unfortunately the top (most popular) answer has some misinformation. There are no Cottonmouths in Michigan. And the Cottonmouth and the water moccasin are the same snake (not found in Michigan). Also the picture in the post is of a harmless species of Nerodian water snake that is both nonvenomous and not found in Michigan.