Took a trip to Big Cypress National Preserve and Fakahatchee Strand yesterday to check on some Ghost Orchids I have been waiting to bloom (see post in Landscape Forum). After checking on the Ghost Orchids, I took a detour to Turner River Road and Wagon Wheel Road and came across a few rattlesnakes and water moccasins sunning themselves on the gravel road. The largest rattlesnake was around 5 foot or so.
None of the snakes were interested in posing, instead choosing to slither off into the grass.
Rattlesnake tasting the air
Lounging on the Road