The serpentarium is a 10,000 square foot structure. In addition to venomous snakes, it also has constrictors, crocodiles, and some lizards and turtles.
Each snake had a fascinating sign telling about it and rating it on a poison scale (up to five skulls for the most deadly).
The two snakes in this picture are both rattlers, but unusual ones I thought. One of the rattlers not pictured here was angry, and spent a long time rattling, which echoed eerily through the facility. Pierce spent a long time staring at him, almost in a trance.
The green mamba in the upper right corner was oddly beautiful. And incredibly venomous. I found the story on it's sign intriguing. The copperheads in the lower right are common in Virginia, but at only two skulls don't pack nearly the deadly venom of some of the other snakes.
I believe the one in the center is a black mamba. The mambas look curious...almost friendly for a snake.
This is a gaboon viper. They are pretty nasty snakes.
You can't tell, but Cort wore his gator shirt in preparation for the serpentarium.
An example of one of the serpent signs - see the venom rating on the right? The signs were so informative I found myself pausing to read every one.
Readers, would you be up for a serpentarium visit?