It's a good life.
That's very cooperative, to show its cotton mouth. I'm glad it's warming up down your way. This has been a very strange winter, continent-wide, maybe hemisphere-wide.
It's funny, much of my property is wetland and yet I haven't seen Cottonmouths. We have tons of other snakes, sliders, Snapping Turtles, mink.. I can't say I'm sorry since they really tend to stand their ground.
Now that's a great shot! Bet you didn't linger after you snapped that picture! Enjoy your walks and pictures because they remind me that spring is coming, sooner or later! ~karen
Well now, that photo leaves no question about where the name comes from. What a classic view when you're in its comfort zone. Very cool!
Great shot! It's amazing how effectively that snake got his point across.
Hugh,It's funny that this one was so testy...there was another one about six feet away and it never even raised its head.sweet bay,Cottonmouths aren't very common outside the coastal plain. You may be a little too far west.KaHolly,I'm one of those crazy folks who likes cottonmouths :) I've never found them to be especially aggressive but they will warn you off in a heartbeat!jason,They are quite adamant about their comfort zones! ;)woodswoman,I've had quite a few of these show me that snowy white mouth but I've never had one strike at me. So yes, they definitely get the point across!!
I am not too sad that there are none up here in southern Ontario.
OW,They are really pretty snakes -- not nearly as nasty as some folks would have you believe.
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Yikes...my what fangs... It seems like I should be able to wander around in our wetland woods to see what I can find. I have never done it. Any suggestions for the newbie (middle aged) herper?...MichelleHoH-a territorial dispute between two bullfrogs.
Michelle,I'm not very familiar with what snakes you have in NY. Around here, stumps, beaver lodges, and branches hanging over the water are good places to find water snakes. I've also found snakes in hollow trees and under logs. My only advice is to watch where you put your fingers when you're exploring and keep an eye on your feet, too! Happy Herping.
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