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Old 05-14-2018, 06:48 AM
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I saw this fellow at Highlands Hammock State Park
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:02 AM
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Looks like it is stabbed through the neck with a stick. If not, it might make a nice pet.
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:06 AM
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i do not see a pic? is it me?
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:06 AM
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i do not see a pic? is it me?
Yes
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:07 AM
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Cottonmouth
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:08 AM
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Looks at lot like a lightly colored cottonmouth to me.
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Cottonmouth
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:10 AM
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cottonmouth aka water moccasin
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:11 AM
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Juvie cottonmouth, not stabbed just appears that way with how the nub of that stick ends in front of the camera.
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by bayfisher92 View Post
Juvie cottonmouth, not stabbed just appears that way with how the nub of that stick ends in front of the camera.
This - you can see where it's starting to darken up, starting at the tail.
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:15 AM
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I’d agree cottonmouth, the markings on the head around the eye scream cottonmouth to me.
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:22 AM
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I'll go with cottonmouth, or has that already been said?
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:23 AM
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Why Cottonmouth? Has it been smoking too much weed?
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Old 05-14-2018, 12:28 PM
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That's a pretty good picture, and you have everything you need in that photo to identify it as a cottonmouth as opposed to a brown water snake.
Triangular head (though some non-venomous snakes fake this)
Pupils are slits, not round. That's only seen in the venomous snakes.
Pits. Looks like you can see the pits just forward of the eyes.
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Old 05-14-2018, 12:50 PM
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Thought it was a canebreak at first glance because of the markings, but agree with moccasin. Sometimes adults have markings like that instead of just being all black.
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Old 05-14-2018, 12:52 PM
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Nice pic, that's one fine looking Danger-Noodle.
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Old 05-14-2018, 01:01 PM
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Copper headed water rattler!
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Old 05-14-2018, 03:25 PM
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Young moccasin, colors are more vivid.
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