Tag: Agkistrodon conanti

Agkistrodon conanti, 19 March 2015

Agkistrodon conanti, the Florida cottonmouth; Monroe county, Florida (19 March 2015). A juvenile Florida cottonmouth in south Florida striking a fairly classic chin-up pose. This is a cautionary stance. If further threatened, the snake would likely gape its mouth open to flash the cottony-white… Continue Reading “Agkistrodon conanti, 19 March 2015”

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… Continue Reading “Agkistrodon conanti, 26 January 2021”

Agkistrodon conanti, 14 March 2018

Agkistrodon conanti, the Florida cottonmouth; Monroe county, Florida (14 March 2018). My entire life I’ve been told —again and again— that cottonmouths are aggressive. I have yet to encounter or meet an aggressive cottonmouth, and I’ve encountered many cottonmouths. Instead, what I usually encounter… Continue Reading “Agkistrodon conanti, 14 March 2018”