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Water Moccasin (Juvenile)

Agkistrodon piscivorus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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


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2 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 10 months ago

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

Tukup
Tukup 10 months 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
AshleyT 10 months 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!

Machi
Spotted by
Machi

Florida, USA

Lat: 28.90, Long: -82.62

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

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