Arizona Rattlesnakes

Arizona Rattlesnakes

My First Cottonmouth

I had an opportunity to visit the famed “Snake Road” of Illinois last year with some friends, where I saw my first cottonmouth … quickly followed by 49 more over the next 2 days. Despite their reputation, they proved to be the easiest-going of any viper species I’ve seen, with the most defensive act being a mouth-gape. 

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