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Posted: 18 September 2012 02:21 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I saw this snake yesterday in St. Clair County. It was hanging out in a tree in the woods not far from Silver Creek. Others have suggested that it is a Diamondback Water Snake. Figured I would see what y’all thought.


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Posted: 18 September 2012 02:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Cottonmouth/Water Moccasin…

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Posted: 18 September 2012 03:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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No, it’s not a cottonmouth. I am sure of that.

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Posted: 18 September 2012 03:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Either way I am not gonna play with it…I don’t see the heat pit or the eliptical pupil, but the head shape is what I looked at and said yep, not playing with that guy!!!

Can you go find him again and get a closer picture of his head… And if you could, could you get him to say AHHH?...

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Posted: 18 September 2012 03:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Okay, then I will go with a brown or diamondback water snake….

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Posted: 18 September 2012 03:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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BTW, Cool pictures…

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Posted: 18 September 2012 03:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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No I will pass on that one. He seemed mean, like he wanted to bite me, which fits Water Snakes. Usually when I see snakes they at least seem somewhat scared of me, not this one. He was being mobbed by a flock of Warblers, Wrens, Chicks, and Tits when I found him so he was on edge already.

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Posted: 18 September 2012 03:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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believe there’s a few non poisonous snakes that will flatten their heads when trying to scare ya off.Not sure,diamondback water snake?

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Posted: 18 September 2012 05:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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its a Northern Watersnake.

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Posted: 18 September 2012 05:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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JoshAdkins - 18 September 2012 05:18 PM

its a Northern Watersnake.

What makes you think this? Not doubting, just want to learn what to look for.

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Posted: 18 September 2012 06:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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100% positive its not a cottonmouth,  100% positive its either a northern or a diamondback watersnake.  hard to tell with the dark back and cant see the markings much, and both species can vary alot in color and markings, but the yellow belly makes me think northern.  im not a herpatologist though.

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Posted: 18 September 2012 06:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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No snake guru here,I was just going on the yellowish belly and mouth markings.But I really can’t tell one water snake from another.As long as it doesn’t have the evil cat eye,it’s good by me.I would rather have a constrictor then a viper in my barn yard…constrictors get a free pass.

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Posted: 18 September 2012 06:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Tells ya what I know..I thought the diamondbacks have a yellowish belly.

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Posted: 18 September 2012 06:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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ive been bitten by both! lol

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Posted: 18 September 2012 06:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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looking at more pics on google on both species, they seem to have so many color variations its hard to tell.

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Posted: 18 September 2012 06:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Bite by both?A rattlesnake or what?

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