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Old 01-15-2015, 06:52 AM
 
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I'm moving into a duplex near Tar River Estates, and plan on kayaking in the Tar River. Should I be worried about gators, snakes, etc? Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:09 AM
 
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I'm moving into a duplex near Tar River Estates, and plan on kayaking in the Tar River. Should I be worried about gators, snakes, etc? Thanks in advance!
Its possible there are alligators around Greenville, but highly unlikely. This map shows the range of 'gators in NC:

http://www.nccoast.org/uploads/image...-range-780.jpg

Snakes are a different matter. Worried? Probably not. Aware and cautious? I'd say definitely.
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Old 01-16-2015, 10:05 AM
 
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Its possible there are alligators around Greenville, but highly unlikely. This map shows the range of 'gators in NC:

http://www.nccoast.org/uploads/image...-range-780.jpg

Snakes are a different matter. Worried? Probably not. Aware and cautious? I'd say definitely.
Yep, my little lizard friends are definitely in Ocean Ridge Plantation!!!! Don't let your cats outside!!! LOL
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Old 01-16-2015, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Yep, my little lizard friends are definitely in Ocean Ridge Plantation!!!! Don't let your cats outside!!! LOL
That's what? 100 miles from Greenville?

BTW, alligators and crocs are Crocodilians, not lizards.
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Old 01-21-2015, 03:28 PM
 
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Probably the only gators you'll find in Greenville hang out downtown on Dickinson.


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Old 01-22-2015, 12:28 PM
 
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I'm moving into a duplex near Tar River Estates, and plan on kayaking in the Tar River. Should I be worried about gators, snakes, etc? Thanks in advance!
Snakes, yes. Even randomly had a dolphin come to the Town Commons. I don't think Bull Sharks will go much further inward than Washington though.
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Old 01-31-2015, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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My wife once lived in a duplex apartment in Greenville. So, one day she was doing her laundry and a 5 ft. water moccasin slithered out from behind the washer. She looked down, and there he was in all his poisonous glory. She immediately hauled-ass out of the apartment, and called her father. Animal control came and eventually captured the critter. This was in the Hooker Rd area near Green Mill run. She says no gator problems though, lol. She also moved out the same day.
Really? That is an amazing tale.

"According to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, water moccasins live in the southeastern United States, from southern Virginia to Florida to eastern Texas. Water moccasins may be found swimming in swamps, marshes, drainage ditches, and at the edges of ponds, lakes and streams. On land, they're found near water and fields. They like to sun themselves on branches, stones and logs near the water's edge"

Facts About Water Moccasin (Cottonmouth) Snakes

I'm guessing that there was water in the water pipes so as to attract that water moccasin.
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Old 02-01-2015, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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It's not a tale, there were nearly a dozen witnesses, including the people from animal control.
Every person here that ever says they've seen a snake swears it's a cottonmouth. You'll pardon my skepticism as I've only seen brown water snakes and Eastern garters.
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Old 02-01-2015, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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More than likely this is the snake that they saw. It has a back pattern similar to that of a cottonmouth. This is an Eastern Garter. In my garage.

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Old 09-19-2018, 07:08 PM
 
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Looks nothing like a cottonmouth
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