On July 25, 2013, the XplorMor team was biking the Canal L-35B trail, Everglades Wildlife Management Area, Broward County, FL. On the return trip as the afternoon turned into evening we saw a Water Moccasin relaxing on the trail.
Spotted near the visitor center at Everglades National Park.
The Red Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttatus), corn snake, or red rat snake, is a North American species of rat snake that subdues its small prey by constriction. The name "corn snake" is a holdover from the days when southern farmers stored harvested ears of corn in a wood frame or log building called a crib. Rats and mice came to the corn crib to feed on the corn, and corn snakes came to feed on the rodents....