Agkistrodon conanti, 26 January 2021

Agkistrodon conanti, the Florida cottonmouth;
Volusia county, Florida (26 January 2021).

A simple message from a firm communicator saying, “Now’s the time to back off.” Florida cottonmouths are indeed venomous, but they are quite far from being “aggressive.” I’ve never once been chased by a cottonmouth, though I have had a few stubbornly work their way towards me because I was between them and the water. Heh.

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