Where else can you go from rattlesnake high ground …
to water moccasin swamp in a single step?
|My guess is that there is a snake or two|
down there somewhere.
At least that’s what I’m thinking about when I look at this photo. Rattlesnakes inhabit the palmetto understory of the pineland in the foreground. Just a few steps away in the shaded and shallowing water of the cypress dome is its venomous counterpart.
I call it the snake mosaic.
As for the python?
From what I’ve been told they can go practically anywhere: mangroves, palmetto, sawgrass plain, pineland, hammock, tree islands, dry prairies, swimming pools and even coastal estuary. Here’s to hoping there aren’t any hanging out up in the cypress branches, too.