A Virginia girl was fast to snap a photograph of a cottonmouth snake because it flashed its sharp fangs at a bunch of hikers on the Again Bay Nationwide Wildlife Refuge in Virginia Seaside after they crossed its path over the weekend.
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“He was simply defending himself,” June McDaniels, who captured the picture, informed The Virginian-Pilot.
The cottonmouth, also referred to as a water moccasin, “was fussing at another person. The man was afraid of him so he was tossing pebbles at him to scare him off,” McDaniels defined on Fb, including to the newspaper the serpent finally “settled down and left the path.”
A cottonmouth, named for the white coloring on the within of its mouth, is the only real venomous water snake within the U.S., Dwell Science reported. This serpent sometimes solely assaults people when it feels threatened and might journey each out and in of the water.
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Cottonmouths sometimes attain 2 to four ft in size and will be present in Florida, southern Virginia and components of Texas, amongst different locations, in response to Dwell Science.
June McDaniels didn’t instantly return Fox Information’ request for added remark Wednesday.