Cottonmouth

 
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Cottonmouth Moccasin

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Beauty94 - Nov 27, 2010 12:50 PM EDT
He's beautiful...
Caryl - Aug 02, 2010 12:49 PM EDT
That is an unusual shot. I would not get anywhere near a snake. Thanks for sharing this Caryl
Guest - Mar 29, 2005 01:57 AM EDT
Hey, I'm sorry I named my image Cottonmouth also! Nice shot, under the chin its so colorful! Ever see one of these swim with its head above the water? My friend chased one in a flooded tractor ditch to get a photos, we both were wearing hip waders.
Guest - Feb 09, 2005 12:59 PM EDT
You can reach me through my website contact link at http://www.keithskinner.com I would be interested in showing my work at the event if it fits in my schedule Janice. Just click on the contact link at the bottom of any of the pages on my site and fill in the form with your email address and place your other contact info in the comment box. Thanks for the comments and I will be looking forward to hearing from you soon! Keith
Guest - Feb 09, 2005 07:59 AM EDT
Your wildlife images are among the best I have ever viewed - I would like to get your contact information if you don't mind. I work for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife & Fisheries and we would love for you to display your work at an upcoming event we have planned. If you can place your information here to contact you I will check back in the next few days. Unreal image of this nasty fellow! Janice
Guest - Jan 21, 2005 01:10 AM EDT
Keith - very good shot. I have a kayak - I'm always afraid if I took a pistol with me, and one fell into my kayak, it would be full of holes! Bloody irascible serpents, they are.
Guest - Oct 20, 2004 08:47 PM EDT
When Patches and I walked the other day with my wife Mary we saw one of these. The last thing on my mind was to get a picture of it. Great shot and congratulations on your braveness to take such a shot.
Guest - Oct 19, 2004 10:39 AM EDT
One thing that makes a photographer stand out is the ability to get shots that others don't. This is an amazing shot!
Guest - Oct 15, 2004 09:34 AM EDT
I live in a very snaky environment, too. A 5' male eastern diamondback was killed in the road around the corner. Great shot. Textbook. I hope you were wearing shoes! I have a pair of snakebite-proof boots in the closet, and I go barefoot most of the time. Ex-husband nailed by a pigmy rattler two years ago. It was a dry bite. No envenomation. Look up Steve Grenard's venom-L list. Great stuff on there.
Guest - Oct 05, 2004 05:34 PM EDT
Pretty common sight in Texas. Great that you caught its mouth open to show how it got it's name.
Guest - Sep 08, 2004 07:23 PM EDT
I once lived in Louisiana, right next to the Mississippi River. We saw plenty of these guys. Very nice shot.
Guest - Sep 02, 2004 11:21 PM EDT
Thanks Brian & Zoya for the comments! I have a 70-300mm lens for such things as this - but I was within 6 feet of this guy still... Yes this is a very venomous snake - it is in the water moccasin line, these snakes have been known to chase people - in this case he just wanted to be left alone Keith
Guest - Sep 02, 2004 07:56 PM EDT
Excellent snake close-up. I was aiming for something like this with my snake shots, but I couldn't get the snake to cooperate. Is this one poisonous?
Guest - Sep 02, 2004 07:48 PM EDT
I love your work. but I don;t dare try and get snakes. great shots Zoya

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