Agkistrodon conanti, the Florida cottonmouth;
Miami-Dade county, Florida (14 March 2023).
Spring Break 2023
This is certainly not my best shot of the day, but it is what it is. Featured here is a fairly young Florida cottonmouth getting the hell out of dodge. While some cottonmouths are extremely patient and tolerant of my presence, others simply play the NOPE game and move away into cover. This one never gave me a moment to frame a shot! Fair enough.