*Gulp* : flee! :
Thursday’s National Geographic Photo of the Day. That there’s a cotton mouth.
Photo by Jared Skye.
His photo caption: “While working as a field researcher for a biodiversity study on pine plantations in North Carolina, I found this Agkistrodon piscivorus in a drainage ditch. It’s seen here displaying the classic defensive posture that gives it the common name ‘cottonmouth.'”
I would not have gotten this shot. I would have screamed, wet my pants and run.
I am humbled by Mr. Skye’s fortitude.
(brace yourself, then click the image to see a full size)