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Water Moccasin (Juvenile)

Agkistrodon conanti


Juveniles are more reddish than adults, and also have the yellow tail tip. Their aggressiveness is greatly exaggerated, and are more likely to slither away or show defensive postures than to attack when they feel threatened.


On a trail near saltmarsh. Redfish Hole Trailhead Crystal River Preserve State Park

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

That's a beauty. Congrats on your SOTW nomination, Machi.

Tukup a year ago

Just saw this Machi. I am a little prejudiced as snakes are my favorites, but this is a great series. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on the nomination for SOTW.

AshleyT a year ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Dec 25, 2018
Submitted on Mar 29, 2019

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