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Old 05-15-2018, 04:25 PM   #1
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Default Moccasin or Banded Water Snake?

Lets have a guessing game. In my dads garage lake front.




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Old 05-15-2018, 04:26 PM   #2
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cotton mouth imo
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:26 PM   #3
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That’s a Banded watersnake. Round pupils, long and skinny tail.

A cottonmouth has vertical pupils and a stump tail

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Old 05-15-2018, 04:27 PM   #4
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Looking at the markings on the sides of his/her mouth I say Cottonmouth. Definitely.
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:27 PM   #5
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Maybe banded watersnake, thought moccasins had stubby tails.
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:27 PM   #6
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Banded waternake
x 2 pupils appear to be round

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Old 05-15-2018, 04:28 PM   #7
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The head.says banded water snake.
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:28 PM   #8
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Not totally sure but i see eyes from the top of the head so I say banded watersnake...
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:30 PM   #9
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Neither. That’s a non venomous plain bellied water snake.
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:30 PM   #10
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Touch it to find out
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:32 PM   #11
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Iíd kill his asssss regardless what it was. I know some snake peeps love snakes but I canít deal with them at all !


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Old 05-15-2018, 04:32 PM   #12
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Probably a dead snake if I saw it....
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:32 PM   #13
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Since you picked it up and put in in a cooler, I will also say, Banded Water Snake.
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:32 PM   #14
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The markings, head and tail are dead give aways. But which way??? Hmmmmmm...... lol
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:33 PM   #15
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Since you picked it up and put in in a cooler, I will also say, Banded Water Snake.
I never saw it in person. My dad is convinced it is a certain species but I believe it to be another.
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:36 PM   #16
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Ok I changed my mind. But still dont trust it too close to call if you are about to step on it lol
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:36 PM   #17
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Terrible photos, and no one IDs a snake from above only.

But it's not agkistrodon piscivorous.
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:38 PM   #18
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Neither. Blotched water snake.
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:38 PM   #19
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Does it matter???? If it dropped out of a willow into your boat wouldn't you'd kill that sumb***?
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:39 PM   #20
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Black snake
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:45 PM   #21
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Default Moccasin or Banded Water Snake?

ďthe water moccasin has a neck that is much narrower than its triangular head and stout body. You probably won't want to get close enough to note this, but a water moccasin has vertical pupils shaped like slits, rather than the round pupils of most harmless water snakes. It also has a single row of scales on the tail, unlike non-venomous snakes, which have two rows side-by-side.Ē


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Old 05-15-2018, 04:47 PM   #22
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Neither. Blotched water snake.
Absolutely this. He is puffed up because he is agitated.
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:53 PM   #23
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Creepy as hell snake
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:57 PM   #24
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The head tells the tale! My vote is on the banded water snake.
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:58 PM   #25
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Banded water snake!!!!

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Old 05-15-2018, 04:58 PM   #26
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:58 PM   #27
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Neither. Blotched water snake.
Bingo- blotched water snake.

A cottonmouth’s pattern looks similar to a mud colored copperhead, and will also have a band behind his eye.
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:58 PM   #28
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Thatís a Banded watersnake. Round pupils, long and skinny tail.

A cottonmouth has vertical pupils and a stump tail
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:02 PM   #29
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Non-venomous water snake.
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:03 PM   #30
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The real question is. WHY IS IT STILL ALIVE?!!!
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:04 PM   #31
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It's not poisonous
















or venomous either.
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:04 PM   #32
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Kill it. Then stretch it out to check all these "tips" above. How can anyone see it's eyes from the pics??? I say pour lighter fluid in said cooler and light it (try not to burn down garage).
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:09 PM   #33
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Kill it


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Old 05-15-2018, 05:15 PM   #34
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Harmless ..

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Old 05-15-2018, 05:39 PM   #35
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Harmless ..

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Yep-harmless unless you run in front of a truck or jump out of the boat in front of a jet ski trying to get away.
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:41 PM   #36
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Neither. Thatís a non venomous plain bellied water snake.
My vote too.
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:45 PM   #37
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Not a cottonmouth.
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:54 PM   #38
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Watersnake
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:54 PM   #39
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Agree that it is neither a banded water snake or cottonmouth.
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Old 05-15-2018, 06:08 PM   #40
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Another Blotched Water Snake vote
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Old 05-15-2018, 06:18 PM   #41
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Head says non poisonous
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Old 05-15-2018, 06:23 PM   #42
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Ugly azzz snake is what it is
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Old 05-15-2018, 06:23 PM   #43
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water snake; skinny tail.
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Old 05-15-2018, 06:31 PM   #44
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Neither. Thatís a non venomous plain bellied water snake.
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Old 05-15-2018, 06:46 PM   #45
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Let it bite you. Its not a cottonmouth if your still alive in 30.
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:30 PM   #46
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That's a big oak leaf!!
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:35 PM   #47
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Let it bite you. Its not a cottonmouth if your still alive in 30.
30 min? Do the cottonmouths in your neighborhood have Black Mamba venom or something?
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:38 PM   #48
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That’s a Banded watersnake. Round pupils, long and skinny tail.

A cottonmouth has vertical pupils and a stump tail
This is what I'm thinkin'


Edit: ok, I'm not sure which exact species of water snake that is, but it's not a moccasin.

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Old 05-15-2018, 07:43 PM   #49
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Scream like a girl kind of snake.
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:51 PM   #50
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Moccasins have a ridge over their eyes, makes it difficult to see eyes from directly above. That is NOT a moccasin.
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