A fictional but fascinating description of the snake-laden, dark forests of the Okefenokee Swamp from Cecil Hulse Matchat’s 1938 novel, … More
Category: Okefenokee Snakes
The blackwater swamp of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is home to many species of snakes including the watersnake, Cottonmouth and more.
A Dead End Trail?
Off the backside of the Chesser Homestead in the Okefenokee Swamp there is a dead-end trail named Ridley’s Island Trail. … More
Deadly Serpent in a Dismal Wild
Excerpt from the 1875 Okefenokee Exploration by The Atlanta Constitution: “Now our knees began to feel weak, and tremble beneath … More
An Alluring Attraction
An excerpt from the 1895 adventure novel, In the Okefenokee: A Story of War Time and the Great Georgia Swamp: “To … More
Disquieted by Dropping Snakes
From naturalist Francis Harper’s journal during his first visit to the Okefenokee Swamp in May 1912: “When the bushes scraped … More
Watch the Roadsides!
The Swamp Island Drive is a 7-mile driving trail in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. It winds through a typical … More
Okefenokee Swamp Cottonmouth Video
The creatures come out at night… …well, in the Okefenokee Swamp they are out in the day as well! But … More
Okefenokee Snake Hunting Competition
An excerpt from my Okefenokee Journal dated March 11, 2015: Wednesday, 11:50 AM Walking further down the swamp boardwalk, my … More
Between the open skies of Billy’s Lake and the prairie landscape of Mixon’s Hammock lies a twisting, constricted canoe trail … More
“It’s the poisonousest snake there is!”
A humorous story from naturalist Bradford Torrey’s 1894 book, A Florida Sketch-Book. (It would be even more humorous if ignorant … More