agkistrodon piscivorus conanti, fakahatchee strand preserve state park, collier county, florida 1

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So when we hike in the Fakahatchee Strand we are always looking in the trees because that is where all the cool thing like orchids, ferns and bromeliads live. Most of the time we are walking in water up to waist deep. On any cross-country traverse in the Strand we encounter dry areas that are thickly vegetated. These are always the places we see Florida cottonmouths like this one. This snake was a large one, maybe 3.5 feet long. At the end of the day I was leading us out of the swamp. I was certainly paying more attention to the trees than my feet. I stopped to deal with a large spider web and when I continued I made a slight deviation in my course. Manuel was behind me and pointed out the large snake that I most certainly didn't see. For more information: www.flmnh.ufl.edu/herpetology/FL-GUIDE/Agkistrodonpconant...


title agkistrodon piscivorus conanti, fakahatchee strand preserve state park, collier county, florida 1
date yyyymmdd hr:mn 2009:07:12 15:38:36
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