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Old 08-24-2009, 08:25 PM
 
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I need to know if I made a mistake killing it?
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:43 PM
 
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Looks like a juvenile cottonmouth (water moccasin) yes it is poisonous. Even though it is poisonous, unfortunately killing any animal is sad.
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Old 08-25-2009, 06:19 AM
 
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Check this out

TrekNature | Juvenile Water Moccasin Photo
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:56 AM
 
Location: East Tennessee
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Two questions: 1) Does it have two black dots on the top of its head? and 2) Is the tip of its tail yellow?
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:24 AM
 
Location: MI
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It definetly looks like a water moccassin. FL pit vipers have a large triangular head.

WEC 202/UW229: Recognizing Florida's Venomous Snakes
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:36 PM
 
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im looking for some one to work with to get my venomous license . any ideas ?????
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Old 10-05-2010, 05:50 PM
 
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That looks like the real deal.
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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While we are on the topics of snakes, I think there are two around my yard... maybe more. Its black with a white stripe on it. I believe this to be... I think a rope snake?? Is that what their called? Anybody familiar with snakes that look like this? Any cause for concern? Thanks
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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im looking for some one to work with to get my venomous license . any ideas ?????
yep... find a new hobby
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:48 AM
 
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FLMNH - Online Guide to Fla. Snakes

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While we are on the topics of snakes, I think there are two around my yard... maybe more. Its black with a white stripe on it. I believe this to be... I think a rope snake?? Is that what their called? Anybody familiar with snakes that look like this? Any cause for concern? Thanks
FLMNH - Online Guide to Fla. Venomous Snakes

Although 50 species of snakes are found in Florida, only the 6 listed here are venomous and a danger to humans. The remaining 44 species (and its subspecies) are harmless and should be protected for the beneficial role they play in natural ecosytems

And just to note to the OP that even venomous snakes serve their purpose to control rodent populations and to be prey themselves to other wildlife like the endangered (non-venomous) Florida indigo snake which work to control the populations of rodents, venomous snakes, etc. So if you see one just passing by (if it wasn't nesting at your doorstep or in your yard), killing it might have served no function but to deprive a friendly indigo of a tasty & much needed meal.
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