Field notes and photography by Bryan D. Hughes

Snake Road – Cottonmouths everywhere

As with the previous Costa Rica post, since I took a little break (laziness) from posting here, I’ve been able to travel to many places. One of which is the famous Snake Road in Southern Illinois. Here’s I believe the second cottonmouth I’ve ever seen, out swimming across duck weed that I’d be pulling out of my dryer filter for weeks after the trip.

And another, showing off that famous “cotton” mouth. Despite their famed reputation for being aggressive, I found them to be anything but. If I got too close and really stressed one out, this defensive posture is about all I expect to happen.



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