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Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen
very nice spotting, and I would agree with you. Sometimes it is best not to tell the exact location of a spotting. I could give you many reasons why, but I suspect I would be preaching to the choir.
He was extremely lethargic and didn't even care that I was near him. If people knew there was a poisonous snake there, well..it's best I don't reveal his hiding spot. There are plenty of frightened and ignorant people who would kill him without hesitation- and it would certainly be a shame if he was killed.
Lovely! And a perfect example of how a venomous snakes that is so feared by many people can live peacefully among us!
I found him in the usual spot for copperheads at a well-forested park near a large body of water. His hiding spot is right next to the trail, but he blends in so well that nobody knows he's there.
Spotted on Jun 11, 2012 Submitted on Jul 17, 2012
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