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U-Dub Gamecock 04-30-2014 03:53 PM

Damn a slimy Cottonmouth Snake!
 
Saw 2 of these bastards in my neighborhood pond today. Ugh!

TheUniversityofSC 04-30-2014 03:56 PM

Re: Damn a slimy Cottonmouth Snake!
 
Na, probably a rat snake. Trust me, I'm with DNR.

U-Dub Gamecock 04-30-2014 04:03 PM

Re: Damn a slimy Cottonmouth Snake!
 
These were Cottons .. Damn near positive, anyway... Can someone post a pic of one of these things?

TheUniversityofSC 04-30-2014 04:04 PM

Re: Damn a slimy Cottonmouth Snake!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by U-Dub Gamecock (Post 4146868)
These were Cottons .. Damn near positive, anyway... Can someone post a pic of one of these things?

Na, don't let your eyes fool you. Those were rats snakes, common. Trust me, I'm with DNR.

treys1986 04-30-2014 04:05 PM

Re: Damn a slimy Cottonmouth Snake!
 
Trust him dude...it's a rat snake.

U-Dub Gamecock 04-30-2014 04:06 PM

Re: Damn a slimy Cottonmouth Snake!
 
Can someone post a pic? I usually go fishing with the kids out there...

TheUniversityofSC 04-30-2014 04:08 PM

Re: Damn a slimy Cottonmouth Snake!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by U-Dub Gamecock (Post 4146873)
Can someone post a pic? I usually go fishing with the kids out there...

http://animals.nationalgeographic.co...ater-snake.jpg

Your common rat snake.

Spurticus 04-30-2014 04:11 PM

Re: Damn a slimy Cottonmouth Snake!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by U-Dub Gamecock (Post 4146873)
Can someone post a pic? I usually go fishing with the kids out there...

Cottonmouths are hard to identify correctly unless you ABSOLUTELY
know what you're looking for unless you get close enough to them to
see the eyes and heat pits. ... from a distance they could be a Brown
Watersnake. They mimic Cottonmouths and the pattern is almost identical.
Also, if you get close enough, the Cottonmouth will almost always curl up
and open it's mouth and show the white mouth without striking to warn
preditors to back off.

I'll see if I can find a good picture or two

Spurticus 04-30-2014 04:26 PM

Re: Damn a slimy Cottonmouth Snake!
 
According to what part of the souteast you are in, the color of a
Water moccasin will vary from light brown with the pattern VERY
visible, to very dark brown to almost Black with the pattern hard to see.

This is generally what Cottonmouths will look like around the Midlands

http://www3.ag.purdue.edu/entm/wildl...tonmouth01.jpg

DEFENSIVE POSTURE:

http://www.tnwatchablewildlife.org/p...488336/1xl.jpg


This is a Brown Watersnake... Very common in the State of SC
and often mistaken for a Water Moccasin

http://srelherp.uga.edu/snakes/pics/nertax1.jpg

Brown watersnakes will flatten their head and neck when frightened
or startled and they are very aggresive snakes. They can look
almost identical to the Cottonmouth when angry. ... the one very
noticable difference from a distance is there is a large band that will
extend from the Cottonmouth's eyes, back towards the venom gands.

ALSO,
there are two or three other common watersnakes that have similar
markings, only broken patterns...if someone is frightened of snakes
it's hard to distinguish them though without getting closer to the snake.

Spurticus 04-30-2014 04:35 PM

Re: Damn a slimy Cottonmouth Snake!
 
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ccasin_056.jpg

Here's a picture showing the wide dark band from the eyes back
down it's head. .. Watersnakes don't have that pattern on the
head.

U-Dub Gamecock 04-30-2014 04:52 PM

Re: Damn a slimy Cottonmouth Snake!
 
Okay, these 2 were not Cottonmouths... they almost had like a diamond pattern on its back... very pretty snake, but not sure what the hell it is...


I saw these 2 here in my subdivision..

TheUniversityofSC 04-30-2014 04:55 PM

Re: Damn a slimy Cottonmouth Snake!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by U-Dub Gamecock (Post 4146934)
Okay, these 2 were not Cottonmouths... they almost had like a diamond pattern on its back... very pretty snake, but not sure what the hell it is...


I saw these 2 here in my subdivision..

Rat snake, I'm with DNR.

U-Dub Gamecock 04-30-2014 04:57 PM

Re: Damn a slimy Cottonmouth Snake!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TheUniversityofSC (Post 4146935)
Rat snake, I'm with DNR.

Aight... Ill believe ya... hell, I don't know much about these damn things... I don't like!

Nassau Gamecock 04-30-2014 05:19 PM

Re: Damn a slimy Cottonmouth Snake!
 
12 gauge; I'm from buckshot.

yeah, yeah, I know- not really. Wifey loves snakes

HeadCockFan 04-30-2014 08:52 PM

Re: Damn a slimy Cottonmouth Snake!
 
Need a snake subforum on CT fo real.

garnet_black215 04-30-2014 08:57 PM

Re: Damn a slimy Cottonmouth Snake!
 
Where's AC?

U-Dub Gamecock 04-30-2014 09:26 PM

Re: Damn a slimy Cottonmouth Snake!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by garnet_black215 (Post 4147117)
Where's AC?

Probably feeding snakes.

Spurticus 04-30-2014 09:32 PM

Re: Damn a slimy Cottonmouth Snake!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by U-Dub Gamecock (Post 4146934)
Okay, these 2 were not Cottonmouths... they almost had like a diamond pattern on its back... very pretty snake, but not sure what the hell it is...


I saw these 2 here in my subdivision..

Just throwing something out for you to look at...did it look like this ?

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/gaston/Pests...opperhead1.jpg


http://srelherp.uga.edu/snakes/pics/agkcon210.jpg

Spurrier_Superior_One 04-30-2014 09:46 PM

Re: Damn a slimy Cottonmouth Snake!
 
^Seen several of those bad boys copperheads already this year.

U-Dub Gamecock 04-30-2014 10:56 PM

Re: Damn a slimy Cottonmouth Snake!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Spurticus (Post 4147148)
Just throwing something out for you to look at...did it look like this ?

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/gaston/Pests...opperhead1.jpg


http://srelherp.uga.edu/snakes/pics/agkcon210.jpg

Yes! Both looked like the top snake... Copperhead?

I went back fishing this evening, and one of the guys out there said they have had a couple of Copperheads in their yard.


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