Friday, November 18, 2016
This cute little snake showed up when a friend and I were looking for his golf ball in the grass that borders a pond on the Juliette Falls Golf Course. Not being very snake-wise, I asked my friend if it was a cottonmouth aka water moccasin. He said, no, that cottonmouths are thicker and usually have a brownish color. They are very aggressive, though, and will come after you. He said that a few years ago, while he was fishing near the shore of a lake, a cottonmouth chased his boat in the water and tried to climb in it.
This, he said, was probably a water snake. So, I moved in close and asked if it would be all right if I took a photo. There was no response which I took as consent, so I snapped a few shots and then the snake slithered back into the high grass.
I was quite happy that it wasn't a water moccasin aka cottonmouth.