Category: Agkistrodon conanti

A Young Florida Cottonmouth Stays Cool in the Heat of the Taxonomic Debate

Agkistrodon conanti, the Florida cottonmouth, aka Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti; Lowndes county, Georgia (22 April 2012). A few years back, I lived for in Lowndes county, Georgia, for a short spell. About 25 miles north of the Florida/Georgia line, it was a fascinating place to…

A Most Uncooperative Florida Cottonmouth, 26 July 2018

Agkistrodon conanti, the Florida cottonmouth, aka Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti; Miami-Dade county, Florida (26 July 2018). In my experience, you can generally divide snakes into two camps from a photographic perspective: the sort-of-cooperative snakes and the not-cooperative-in-the-gotdamn-slightest snakes. For example, Southern black racers are generally…

Spring Break 2018: The Florida Cottonmouth

Agkistrodon conanti, the Florida cottonmouth aka Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti; Monroe county, Florida (14 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Lest we forget this big strap of snake in our massive and sprawling Spring Break 2018 series. This is a defensively-postured Florida cottonmouth, Agkistrodon conanti (aka…

Spring Break 2018: A Young Cottonmouth

Agkistrodon conanti, the Florida cottonmouth; Monroe county, Florida (14 March 2018); (aka Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti). Series: Spring Break 2018. The Florida cottonmouth, Agkistrodon conanti, a venomous species, isn’t exactly rare. They’re fairly abundant in various pockets and habitats throughout peninsular Florida. Still, I’m not sure…

Spring Break 2018: The First Florida Cottonmouth (of this trip, at least)

Agkistrodon conanti (Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti), the Florida cottonmouth; Collier county, Florida (14 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. While some snakes may be rather elusive and difficult to spot, others can be… a bit more obvious. The latter was certainly the case with this beefy…

Agkistrodon (piscivorus) conanti, 19 March 2015

Agkistrodon (piscivorus) conanti, the Florida cottonmouth; Monroe county, Florida (19 March 2015). The Florida cottonmouth, Agkistrodon conanti, is perhaps the most misunderstood and misrepresented snake in North America. I’ve heard story after story how cottonmouths chase people down and the like. In reality, however,…