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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:42 PM
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I had a close encounter with a western cottonmouth while out taking pics today (pic heavy)
He kept his defensive posture long enough to get a shot, but as I zoomed out to get his entire body he took off into the grass.

Got a couple of purdy leaves too!



Cropped version


Rapid departure






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Pool Hall Ace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:11 PM
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1. Oh wow, I remember seeing one of those on Mutual of Omaha's
Wild Kingdom many moons ago. That image really left an impression on me.

Great shot! :thumbsup:

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InvisibleTouch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:58 PM
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2. He's beautiful! Thanks! n/t
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:08 PM
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3. My dear Cannikin!
Those are great shots! Wow, I'd be scared of that cottonmouth... :scared:

You ought to post these in the Photo Group...just sayin'!

:hi:
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:18 PM
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4. Cooooooooool!
Fantastic picture!
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:23 PM
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5. Very nice pictures,
I had a run in with a copperhead last Sept, it took me by surprise.
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