April 28, 2011

Cottonmouth, North Carolina

Photograph by Jared Skye, My Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

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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