Go back and look at the snake photo from two weeks ago, 03-04 and look at the two water snakes, specifically at the shape of their head. Compare those to the shape of this one's head. This is the real deal, although he is only about 2 feet long. His bright colors tell us that he is a very young Florida Cottonmouth.
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300, f/8 @ 600 mm, 1/1000, ISO 400, No Flash
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