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Snake ID

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by bayouchica, May 7, 2007.

  1. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Hey yall, I was out feeding the ducks in my canoe & came right beside this big snake.I did a double take, & grabbed my camera.Do yall know what it is?I believe it is poisonous because of the way it's head is shaped & the way the eyes are on the top of its head.I hope it stays in the water.. [​IMG]
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    Thanks, Miriam
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] I have NO idea...but please be carefull!! Ohhh, I detest snakes! I wont kill them....but I dont like them either!
     
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Holy moly looks like a copperhead! [​IMG] VERY VERY poisnous!!!

    I don't know whatelse to use other than mothballs to keep them out of areas that are dark and humid. That's what they like.
     
  4. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Looks like a Brown water snake. I believe that tehy arent poisonous, but I am not sure. I am pretty sure that they are common in your area.

    just look it up on Google, looks just like the one in your pic.
     
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  5. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    too cool. It came up to the brown water snake by what I can see in the pick

    That was neat
    Coyote
     
  7. jstudy

    jstudy Out Of The Brooder

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  8. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Oh yeah, every time I go under a cypress tree always look up.I've heard of snakes falling into boats before.
    Now this is a copperhead... thick as fleas around here. When the weather warms up, I'm always watching my step. [​IMG]
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    Hey cookinmom, I just saw your post as I was replying.. I'll check out that site, thanks.
    Miriam
     
  9. jstudy

    jstudy Out Of The Brooder

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    Note how the copperhead has the eyes on the side of the head and the water snake has it's eyes situated more on top (as it spends a lot of time with it's head partially submerged)
     
  10. MTchick

    MTchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this is off topic a little bit, but that is a really awesome looking snake and a really nice photograph! Very exciting!

    And I totally agree- that looks like a water snake, not a copperhead. The eyes, pattern, and skull are all quite different.

    -MTchick
     

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