Water Moccasin Sneaking By

By | August 28, 2009

A Water Moccasin

A Water Moccasin

This Cottonmouth Water Moccasin came sneaking by while I was photographing a green heron on Fort Chaffee here in Arkansas.

Water Moccasin Facts

This species may be active during the day, as well as at night. However, on bright, sunny days, they are usually found coiled or stretched out somewhere in the shade. In the morning and on cool days, they can often be seen basking in the sunlight. They often emerge at sunset to warm themselves on warm ground (i.e., sidewalks, roads) and then become the very active throughout the night, when they are usually found swimming or crawling. Contrary to popular belief, they are capable of biting while underwater.

Be sure to take a look at a Young Water Moccasin I photographed.

Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based wildlife photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Steve’s images are created from his overwhelming passion for being outdoors with cameras in tow.

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