Agkistrodon conanti, the Florida cottonmouth;
Monroe county, Florida (14 March 2018).
Alas, Summer term has begun, so I have to slow things back down a bit on Floridensis. We’ll shift into the two-a-day mode, one at 9am Eastern, the other at 5pm. Now, what better way to launch a new semester than one of my good friends, the Florida cottonmouth. I photographed this youngster trekking across a rural road in the Big Cypress National Preserve area. Once again, it was entirely non-aggressive. I truly don’t know where people get that idea from. I’ve never seen a single “aggressive” cottonmouth!