Once again, a Florida Cottonmouth took pity on me and didn't bite me. I was within two feet of this one before I saw it. Contrary to the old tales of Cottonmouths chasing you, the 30 or 40 I have seen, moved, caught, and relocated are almost always laying quietly, hoping I would just go by. I am sure that if the facts are known, most of their bites come from them being stepped on. This low to the ground perspective is probably the last thing mice and rabbits see....
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