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Snake identification please #7865130 06/09/20 12:01 PM
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What is this fella?

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Re: Snake identification please [Re: Kyle Horn] #7865135 06/09/20 12:06 PM
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coloring, pattern, and size look like a cotton mouth. But the head doesn't look like one from that angle to me.


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Eye was black ball. Made me “think” non venomous. About 3’ long and yellow belly

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maybe a plain-bellied water snake

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Yellow-bellied water snake

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Originally Posted by proudtexan
Yellow-bellied water snake


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Re: Snake identification please [Re: Kyle Horn] #7865274 06/09/20 02:27 PM
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looks like water snake

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Yes, yellow bellied water snake. They get pretty large and thick. Very musky too!

Re: Snake identification please [Re: Kyle Horn] #7865713 06/09/20 09:56 PM
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yall nailed it. thanks for all the replys. 5:30am on the backporch...he was unwelcomed.

Re: Snake identification please [Re: ILUVBIGBUCKS] #7866052 06/10/20 05:10 AM
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Originally Posted by ILUVBIGBUCKS
But the head doesn't look like one from that angle to me.



Yup...As soon as you see those bars on their jaws you can take cotton mouth off the list and it’s almost always gonna be a water snake of some sort.

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round pupils & bars on the mouth = water snake

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Certainly a water snake which consistently gets misidentified as a cottonmouth. Most people I know make assumptions that any dark colored snake in water is a water moccasin/cottonmouth, when in reality the vast majority of times it's a water snake. Not saying don't be careful but I bet at least 9 to 1 I see water snakes vs true moccasins. Actually, I can't count the numbers of times I've come across 100's of water snakes but could come close to counting all the incidents in which I've ran across a moccasin.

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Watersnake judging by the yellow belly


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