Whenever you are walking near a body of fresh water, you must keep your eyes open to spot any snakes in the area. This Water Moccasin at the Viera Wetlands was easy to spot on the sandy dirt road, but ounce it moved into the grass at the roads edge it became almost impossible to see, and the grass was not very high! Be careful out there and watch where you step.
, you have never seen one? With your hiking in the flooded Tosohatchee South and your boating on the St. Johns River I would have thought you would have seem many Water Moccasins. They can have beautiful colors when young, but the patterns of those colors can blend in very well with the grasses and brush which can make them very hard to see.