Cottonmouth, Perfect Camouflage - Click To Enlarge

Cottonmouth, Perfect Camouflage

This is the world’s only semiaquatic viper, usually found in or near water, particularly in slow-moving and shallow lakes, streams, and marshes. The snake is a strong swimmer and even enters the sea. It has successfully colonized islands off both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.

Cottonmouth, Perfect Camouflage - Click To Enlarge
Cottonmouth, Perfect Camouflage – Click To Enlarge

This snake must have been swimming in the water along the swamps bank. That is where the most duckweed is still growing. If we had not been above ground, on a small wooden bridge, this snake would have been invisible.

 

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