Cottonmouth

July 11, 2014  |  Outdoors

We cruised over to Smith Oaks at High Island which is really a slightly elevated area due to being on top of a huge underground salt dome along the very flat SE Texas Shore. High Island is a tiny town with the first real trees and brush N. of the Gulf of Mexico.  It has become a mecca for birders, but due to the high winds we did not see many birds, but we did see this CottonMouth, AKA the water moccasin .. a very venomous snake!

Oh My...lets not get to close

Oh My…lets not get to close

 

This Bad Boy right off the trail

This Bad Boy right off the trail

 

Oyster Mushrooms?

Oyster Mushrooms?

 

Trails through Smith Oaks

Trails through Smith Oaks

 

A night hawk sleeping in the day

A night hawk sleeping in the day