Agkistrodon conanti, the Florida cottonmouth;
Monroe county, Florida (13 March 2023).
Spring Break 2023
And snake night draws to a close. Here’s (yet another) Florida cottonmouth giving me the Wary Gaze. Once again, the cottonmouth exhibited not a single ounce of aggression. Honestly, I just don’t understand how or why people believe this species is aggressive. I guess we’re just really, really good at projecting our baser instincts onto other species.