If I had just one shot today to hold your attention, would this do it?
This image can illicit a great deal of fear for a great many people. The Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake is a fierce creature, and the largest venomous snake in North America.
Poised and ready to strike, this snake tastes the air with a forked tongue and collects heat signature data through its pits, just below the eyes.
Though frightening to most that cross it’s path, the pit viper is a very important part of the Everglades ecosystem.
Snakes help control the rodent and invertebrate population, as well as providing a great food source for other animals, like birds and alligators.
They are fantastically beautiful and amazing creatures! And believe it or not, I’m thankful for this chance encounter…
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