… or Northern Water Snake or Brown Water Snake or Cottonmouth (aka water moccasin)? In April, when I shot these photos on this sunny walkway at the Lake Townsend Marina, I only saw a quiet 3-4′ snake chilling (so to speak) in the sun. Looked harmless. Had to get closer!
Only now, after a bit research, if this is one of the pit vipers vs. non-venonmous serpents, then call me crazy. (By the way, that pink fishing lure is about 3″ long.) FYI, for you hikers and outdoors curiosity seekers: