April 28, 2011
Cottonmouth, North Carolina
Photograph by Jared Skye, My Shot
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While working as a field researcher for a biodiversity study on pine plantations in North Carolina, I found this Agkistrodon piscivorus in a drainage ditch. It's seen here displaying the classic defensive posture that gives it the common name "cottonmouth."
(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)
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