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  1. Great shot! Wild or captive? Posted 6 months ago
    1. Captive. I ran into a park ranger and he showed him to me, it's a pet. Posted 6 months ago
      1. One not to mess with, I read. Posted 6 months ago
  2. Beautiful picture, but I would not like him as a pet. Posted 6 months ago
  3. I wouldn't want him as a pet either. My luck he would get out and surprise me under the blankets. Posted 6 months ago
  4. That's a great photo of a good-looking snake. But I don't think that is Agkistrodon piscivorus (Cottonmouth). Its head is too narrow, it has circular pupils instead of vertical pupils, the scale pattern doesn't look right, and I don't see any sign of the "pits" that pit vipers such as Cottonmouths possess. I think this is some form of non-venomous diurnal snake in the Colubridae family, though I'm not sure which one. Maybe something in the genus Pantherophis. Posted 6 months ago, modified 6 months ago
  5. I added a couple more photos However It will be a couple weeks before i get back to the park, I will speak with him again to verify it. Posted 6 months ago

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''Agkistrodon piscivorus'' is a venomous snake, a species of pit viper, found in the southeastern United States. Adults are large and capable of delivering a painful and potentially fatal bite. When antagonized, they will stand their ground by coiling their bodies and displaying their fangs. Although their aggression has been exaggerated, individuals may bite when feeling threatened or being handled. This is the world's only semiaquatic viper, usually found in or near water, particularly in slow-moving.. more

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Uploaded Aug 9, 2017. Captured Aug 9, 2017 10:26 in 2701 W State Rd 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, USA.