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RE: orange cottonmouths

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Posted by: DocOp at Sun Apr 22 12:31:13 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by DocOp ]  
   

They appear orange due to dried dirt (either due to clay soils or iron), if you were to rub one with a wet towel the mud would come off and they'd be normal in coloration and pattern. See below for an example:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nclarkii/3148755334/in/photostream/


   

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