Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Junior Cottonmouth

There was an interesting cottonmouth discussion at Rurality the other day, so I thought I'd repost this picture of a young moccasin. This is the stage where they get confused with copperheads. Later this great print pattern fades. They have an aggressive reputation, but this guy was completely calm as my daughter and I photographed him from every angle.Posted by Picasa


Hick said...

Beautiful, but I prefer to study your pictures of snakes instead of studying the real thing. Gorgeous pattern and color.

Floridacracker said...

On this day, we also videoed this snake and when he uncurls,his markings form a perfect fox face. You can kind of see it even in this curled pic.

rick said...

let the non poisonous snakes live. kill all the poisonous ones,cause the one you let go might get you the next time

Floridacracker said...

Can't do it cuz. Even the poisonous ones are underdogs these days. Somebody has to be on their side.

Any shrimp yet?

rick said...

yea your right we dont see many snakes anymore.Have not heard of any being caught.Now the St Johns is hurting with a algae,fungus or something.Areal photos show this green stuff on the surface.