I debated starting a new thread on "Workplace Hazards" but decided just to post this here. I was out in the field yesterday inventorying some parks and open space preserves and saw this guy. He was about 1.25" in diameter and probably four feet long. Yes, that is a cottonmouth (water moccasin). I first saw him slithering slowly, then he bolted and grabbed a frog. He then floated for a while waiting for the frog to die, i guess.
(bigger image here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aswood/3637164384/sizes/l/)
Maister: guess the venomous snake topic has proven itself hot enough to warrant its own thread.