A Cottonmouth snake sunning itself on some leaves just off the boardwalk in South Carolina. I gave it plenty of room, but still was able to capture this image. This is saying something, since I am definitely not a snake person and usually take off running. I know snakes serve a valuable purpose in the environment, but I don’t want to be close even to a garter snake. Even though I am a wimp about snakes; when I am in their environment I leave them alone. Still I found him interesting and he was far more interested in working on warming up.
Fact: The cottonmouth is a venomous water-moccasin. However; not all water-moccasins are cottonmouths.
Nikon ISO 900, 1/250th sec., f/6.30, Focal length 220.00mm, no flash.
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