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Can someone tell me what kind of snake this is? #8998897 02/02/24 10:42 PM
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I am not going to kill it, just would like to know what kind he is
He's in our backyard
Pretty cool looking to be honest
I know he does more good than harm

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Re: Can someone tell me what kind of snake this is? [Re: LovinLakeLife] #8998900 02/02/24 10:44 PM
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That is the kind that I have the most trouble identifying. I THINK it is a banded or common water snake. If I'm wrong, then it's a cottonmouth. You live near water?

Re: Can someone tell me what kind of snake this is? [Re: unclebubba] #8998902 02/02/24 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by unclebubba
That is the kind that I have the most trouble identifying. I THINK it is a banded or common water snake. If I'm wrong, then it's a cottonmouth. You live near water?


As a matter of fact, we do
Our backyard stops at the lake. Cedar Creek to be exact

Re: Can someone tell me what kind of snake this is? [Re: LovinLakeLife] #8998904 02/02/24 10:51 PM
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Diamondback water snake I believe...

Re: Can someone tell me what kind of snake this is? [Re: LovinLakeLife] #8998905 02/02/24 10:52 PM
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Water snake...miss identified often for a water moccasin.

They can be a bit aggressive and nasty in my opinion.


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Re: Can someone tell me what kind of snake this is? [Re: Judd] #8998910 02/02/24 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Judd
Water snake...miss identified often for a water moccasin.

They can be a bit aggressive and nasty in my opinion.


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Re: Can someone tell me what kind of snake this is? [Re: LovinLakeLife] #8998911 02/02/24 10:57 PM
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Yep, banded water snake. Moccasins have very triangular heads and he doesn't. Although that head can be hard to confirm when the damn things are chasing you.


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Originally Posted by Gumbeaux
Yep, banded water snake. Moccasins have very triangular heads and he doesn't. Although that head can be hard to confirm when the damn things are chasing you.


Thank you to everyone for your reply
But Gumbeaux's reply had me falling out of my chair LOL

Re: Can someone tell me what kind of snake this is? [Re: LovinLakeLife] #8998939 02/02/24 11:40 PM
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From having shot about a billion Diamondback Water Snakes and Cottonmouth Moccasins and examined the remains, that snake looks too thin to be a Cottonmouth, which are pretty thick when grown. But that doesn’t mean that I’m right. The head needs to be removed and examined.

I hate snakes too. Most fun I had as a feral child was to wander the ponds and pits along the Mississippi River, with my 22 and a pocket full of ammo, looking for snakes.


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Re: Can someone tell me what kind of snake this is? [Re: unclebubba] #8999038 02/03/24 02:35 AM
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Originally Posted by unclebubba
That is the kind that I have the most trouble identifying. I THINK it is a banded or common water snake. If I'm wrong, then it's a cottonmouth. You live near water?


Definitely not a Cottonmouth. From what I can see of it.....I'd say Diamondback Water Snake. Its the most common 'large' water snake in Texas.

I'd like to have a better pic of the pattern on the back, but for sure a harmless water snake (unless you're a fish or a frog). wink


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Re: Can someone tell me what kind of snake this is? [Re: LovinLakeLife] #8999053 02/03/24 03:08 AM
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Yes.

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Originally Posted by Judd
Water snake...miss identified often for a water moccasin.

They can be a bit aggressive and nasty in my opinion.


Oh yeah. I’ve messed around with a couple of them, when I was younger and more agile. I don’t do that anymore. Stupid things have quite an attitude.

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Originally Posted by Sneaky
Yes.


Could be a 'sneaky' snake. wink




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Re: Can someone tell me what kind of snake this is? [Re: LovinLakeLife] #8999178 02/03/24 02:45 PM
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Another excellent example that reptiles don't care what time of year it is, just what the weather is doing.


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