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Old 05-14-2018, 06:48 AM
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I saw this fellow at Highlands Hammock State Park
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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i do not see a pic? is it me?
Old 05-14-2018, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by rocksandblues View Post
i do not see a pic? is it me?
Yes
Old 05-14-2018, 07:07 AM
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Cottonmouth
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Looks at lot like a lightly colored cottonmouth to me.
Old 05-14-2018, 07:09 AM
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Cottonmouth
Old 05-14-2018, 07:10 AM
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cottonmouth aka water moccasin
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.
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.
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.
Old 05-14-2018, 07:22 AM
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I'll go with cottonmouth, or has that already been said?
Old 05-14-2018, 09:23 AM
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Why Cottonmouth? Has it been smoking too much weed?
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.
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.
Old 05-14-2018, 12:52 PM
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Nice pic, that's one fine looking Danger-Noodle.
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Copper headed water rattler!
Old 05-14-2018, 03:25 PM
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Young moccasin, colors are more vivid.

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