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Sep 13, 2021 22:09:28   #
RonKoris Loc: St. Helena Island, SC
 
To get eye level with this Okefenokee Swamp Cottonmouth.


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Sep 13, 2021 22:14:07   #
Xmsmn Loc: Minnesota
 
Hope this was taken with a superzoom with a remote trigger!
Awesome shot, thanks for sharing.
Mark

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Sep 13, 2021 22:23:26   #
Annie-Get-Your-Gun Loc: Byron Center, Mi
 
RonKoris wrote:
To get eye level with this Okefenokee Swamp Cottonmouth.


That's quite a shot, Ron. I assume you were a considerable distance from the cottonmouth.

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Sep 13, 2021 22:29:51   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
I would have killed it. I hate snakes. Kudos to you for the shot, though.

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Sep 13, 2021 22:38:56   #
BudsOwl Loc: Upstate NY and New England
 
kpmac wrote:
I would have killed it. I hate snakes. Kudos to you for the shot, though.


Bud

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Sep 13, 2021 22:46:26   #
gsmith051 Loc: Fairfield Glade, TN
 
Not too close but close enough! You must of been far enough away because snake doesn’t seem too concerned. Really nice shot. Dogs eye view really worked well.

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Sep 13, 2021 23:08:07   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
Great shot from a cool perspective. If I'd gotten down there I would have never got up again.

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Sep 14, 2021 06:32:32   #
J-SPEIGHT Loc: Akron, Ohio
 
RonKoris wrote:
To get eye level with this Okefenokee Swamp Cottonmouth.


Nicely done

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Sep 14, 2021 06:52:24   #
nimbushopper Loc: Tampa, FL
 
Nice catch!

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Sep 14, 2021 07:29:01   #
merrytexan Loc: georgia
 
RonKoris wrote:
To get eye level with this Okefenokee Swamp Cottonmouth.


nice shot and beautiful lighting!

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Sep 14, 2021 07:47:02   #
ecobin Loc: Paoli, PA
 
Super shot!

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Sep 14, 2021 07:53:55   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south of St.Louis
 
RonKoris wrote:
To get eye level with this Okefenokee Swamp Cottonmouth.


Great image!!!! Ron
I notice you left it a way to getaway from you.

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Sep 14, 2021 09:03:51   #
maxlieberman
 
All the cottonmouths I've ever seen have been black. The pattern and coloration looks like a rattler.

Great shot, however.

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Sep 14, 2021 09:35:58   #
olemikey Loc: 6 mile creek, Spacecoast Florida
 
Neat shot!! Some snake thoughts - For all the "snake killers", every time you see a snake with a lump anywhere in it, the lump is almost always a rat/mouse (especially in drier areas), they help the hawks and owls to keep vermin under control. Folks in my area continue to kill the Florida Brown Watersnake (which is a fantastic pest controller) because they don't take the time to actually see it for the harmless snake it is, but has the great misfortune of a very mild resemblance to it's poison cousins. In the south, most of the "dangerous snakes" seen/reported in the watery/swampy/wooded areas and streams/water holes/ponds/lakes/swimming areas are actually non-poisonous water snakes. Most poisonous snakes are not interested in you, they go the other way. Now, if you step on a poisonous one, all bets are off.

For Floridians - I'm not talikng about pythons/annacondas, kill those, every one you see.

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Sep 14, 2021 09:53:59   #
RoswellNM Loc: SW Indiana
 
Great shot. Thanks
Amen to olemikey’s comments. Leave snakes alone. They are an essential part of the system (and they’ve been doing their thing a lot longer than we’ve been around).

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