Venomous cottonmouth snakes spotted in North Carolina floodwaters

Mail Online | 9/18/2018 | Dailymail.com Reporter
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Venomous cottonmouth snakes were spotted slithering around Hurricane Florence floodwaters over the weekend in North Carolina.

Bradley Dixon recorded video Sunday in Hampstead where he witnessed one large and one smaller cottonmouth snake 'sucking up some sun' just feet away from him, he wrote in a Facebook post.

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'The big one looks to be about four feet long... the little one is about three and a half feet long,' Dixon said.

'Just walked up on these guys on the farm I evacuated to just off of Topsail Island! They don't seem to have a care in the world!

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'If you are in an area that is flooded keep an eye out for snakes... these Cottonmouths are one of the six venomous snakes in North Carolina.'

The venomous snakes weren't the only thing found floating in the floodwaters during the hurricane.

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With North Carolina being one of the nation's largest pork producers, heavy waters lifted pig manure from its pits.

Dr Neill Grigg, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Colorado State University, spoke to DailyMail.com about the matter.

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He said the animal manure is...
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