Caption: Water Moccasins
are the major players in Will's Area of Operations.
The ecologist in me has a special fondness for the Nammy nominated Peace From The Everglades, celebrating South Florida's iconic River of Grass ; Anglo settlers drove the Miccosukee into the Saw Grass with the mosquitoes and the Dengue, the alligators, the water moccasins
; during the 18th and 19th centuries hoping the harsh conditions would be the end of them.
How about the time the cottonmouth crawled into my canoe, motivating me to leap overboard into a pond teeming with water moccasins
The boater was very scared because there were water moccasins
in the water, but after a little coaxing from Rockwell he made his way over.
Starch's disappearance takes place in the swamp, where water moccasins
, wild hogs, and panthers reign.
(For example, "Can water moccasins
bite under water?
After several months of long field days and many encounters with water moccasins
and wasps, I changed directions and took on a job with the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain.
And in the Pascagoula River swamp, we snatched water moccasins
by day and alligators by night, their eyes shining red in the spotlight's beam.
In the humanities building, Dean Danille Taylor shows off the redone performing arts theater and recalls the water moccasins
swimming in the orchestra pit after the storm.
But my neighbors were convinced both their pond and mine teemed with water moccasins
. What they actually saw were water snakes that would periodically arrive after a nighttime trek from a river a half-mile away.
Rattlesnakes prefer drier areas with access to water, while water moccasins
and cottonmouths prefer water habitats.