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Old 09-16-2018, 03:23 PM   #1
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Found this little guy at our place near Somerville.
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Old 09-16-2018, 03:26 PM   #2
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hmmmm
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Old 09-16-2018, 03:26 PM   #3
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Found this little guy at our place near Somerville.
Eastern hog nose

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Old 09-16-2018, 03:29 PM   #4
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Looks like a banded water snake

Edit: Sorry a Diamondback water snake. Not a banded water snake

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Old 09-16-2018, 03:29 PM   #5
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I keep saying harmless water snake but several others here saying moccasin. Has already been released unharmed. Sure kept trying to rare up and look tough though. Lol.
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Old 09-16-2018, 03:32 PM   #6
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I keep saying harmless water snake but several others here saying moccasin. Has already been released unharmed. Sure kept trying to rare up and look tough though. Lol.
Moccasins have thick band with jagged edges on the bands. I originally thought watrr snake, but the head gives it away. Non-venomous
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Old 09-16-2018, 03:33 PM   #7
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I second the banded water snake
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Old 09-16-2018, 03:35 PM   #8
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Old 09-16-2018, 03:40 PM   #9
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I'm going with Blotched Water Snake based on what can be seen in the photo, need to see tail.

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Old 09-16-2018, 03:45 PM   #10
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Diamond back water snake
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Old 09-16-2018, 03:48 PM   #11
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Old 09-16-2018, 03:53 PM   #12
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They are all banded water snakes!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lEpEiBf8vvo
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Old 09-16-2018, 04:15 PM   #13
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Def eastern hognose after the second pic


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Old 09-16-2018, 04:22 PM   #14
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Def eastern hognose after the second pic


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Old 09-16-2018, 04:41 PM   #15
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Definitely not a cottonmouth
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Old 09-16-2018, 04:57 PM   #16
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Definitely not a cottonmouth
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Old 09-16-2018, 05:08 PM   #17
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Eastern Hognose. A really big one at that.
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Old 09-16-2018, 08:34 PM   #18
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He should rolled over on his back and played dead if a hognose. Looks like one.
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Old 09-16-2018, 08:46 PM   #19
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Non-venomous
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Old 09-16-2018, 08:49 PM   #20
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Cobra
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:00 PM   #21
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Eastern Hognose. A really big one at that.
You ain't kidding. Biggest one I've ever seen. Eastern that is.
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:04 PM   #22
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Scare the hell out of me kind of snake
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Old 09-16-2018, 10:28 PM   #23
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Eastern Hognose. A really big one at that.


Size is what threw me off of Hognose but that is a doozie!
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Old 09-16-2018, 10:51 PM   #24
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If ever in doubt, get eye to eye with the snake and see if it has a cat eye pupil or round pupil. This should work with all pit vipers in Texas. Keep in mind the coral snake is not a pit viper and has a round pupil. Don’t mess with a snake if unsure.
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Old 09-16-2018, 11:01 PM   #25
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Size is what threw me off of Hognose but that is a doozie!
Yeah that sumbuck is a hoss. I'm not so sure it wouldn't qualify as a record. It's hard to tell exactly how long it is from the picture. But it's sure enough a big one.

Biggest one I've seen was 48 5/8". I got it verified and from the research I've done it's the biggest one on record. But of course that's just going by States that keep official records of reptiles. There very well could be one that was. That one might could have knocked mine out of the running but I don't know.
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Old 09-16-2018, 11:26 PM   #26
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Size is what threw me off of Hognose but that is a doozie!
The first hog nose snake I ever saw was somewhere over 6'. They can get a lot bigger than that one. 95% of the hog nose snakes I have seen are less than 3ft.
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Old 09-16-2018, 11:28 PM   #27
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Definitely a hog nose, judging by the head and the way he was starting to flatten himself out, up near his head.
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Old 09-17-2018, 06:40 AM   #28
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chicken snake no doubt
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Old 09-17-2018, 07:53 AM   #29
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The first hog nose snake I ever saw was somewhere over 6'. They can get a lot bigger than that one. 95% of the hog nose snakes I have seen are less than 3ft.
It was a Eastern? I've seen some Westerns that were 5' or better.
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Old 09-17-2018, 07:57 AM   #30
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It cracks me up how none of our snake snobs can never agree on anything but a rat snake ID.
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Old 09-17-2018, 10:50 AM   #31
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Diamond backed water snake.
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:22 AM   #32
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It cracks me up how none of our snake snobs can never agree on anything but a rat snake ID.
I don't think I qualify as a snake snob but I am with the "hognose" ID crowd.
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:53 AM   #33
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It cracks me up how none of our snake snobs can never agree on anything but a rat snake ID.


Good ID in 3rd post and people want to keep guessing....
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:07 PM   #34
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Looks like a hognose to me
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:12 PM   #35
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Let him bite you. Then we will see
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