Water moccasin eating rat - Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Florida
Water moccasin eating rat - Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Florida

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Caption   A Water Moccasin (Agkistrodon piscivorus), a poisonous pit viper snake commonly known as a cottonmouth, eats a small mammal (believed to be a marsh rat) on the La Chua trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Florida. Only the rat's tail remains visible in this photo. The snake's body is swollen by the rat, which it has swallowed whole.
Photo Id   w8815-a58d-96429
Date and Time   August 6, 2015   5:32 PM
Location   Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Florida
latitude 29° 35' 46.1" N       longitude 82° 18' 23.0" W
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Keywords   water moccasin, cottonmouth, Agkistrodon piscivorus, snake, animal, wildlife, poisonous, pit viper, eating, feeding, swallowing, La Chua trail, Alachua Sink, Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Paynes Prairie State Park, Gainesville, Micanopy, Alachua County, Florida, FL, United States
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