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Old 03-27-2010, 11:26 PM
 
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Yup, looks like a juvenile Burmese Python, of the type invading the everglades. You'll want to get on its good side before it grows up.

Here's a site showing native snakes Florida Backyard Snakes

Some of them are strikingly beautiful like the venemous coral or the friendly indigo which I used to see back in high school but have only seen one in the last 30 years. The indigo is now protected in Florida.

Way back in summer camp I used to be in charge of both the rabbit hut and the snake hut. So I never quite got that being creeped out by snakes. I don't know how many I've handled and never got bit. Just think of them as one long hug.
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Watkinsville, GA
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Pythons need to be removed from the Florida ecosystem. Kill that snake next time you see it.
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:53 AM
 
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Hard to tell , could be a cotton mouth.
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Hernando, FL
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Hard to tell , could be a cotton mouth.
I kinda thought so too at first because it was in the water. Cottonmouths have irregular dark color bands that circle the entire body, or depending on the light can be all black. The pit vipers like cottonmouth have a more distinct triangular head from what I've read.
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:46 AM
 
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I kinda thought so too at first because it was in the water. Cottonmouths have irregular dark color bands that circle the entire body, or depending on the light can be all black. The pit vipers like cottonmouth have a more distinct triangular head from what I've read.
It's hard to see the head, but does look like a cotton mouth head.
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:25 AM
 
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Pythons need to be removed from the Florida ecosystem. Kill that snake next time you see it.
The best Florida might hope for is some small measure of population control. Eradication at this point is likely hopeless as the propagation rate is staggering, the range immense and the habitat not easily accessible.

As to type in the picture. I highly doubt cotton mouth as the pattern (as suggested) is all wrong. Also the head of the op's snake has that smoothly transitioned triangular python shape.

Here is good pic of cottonmouth's head (you can see how abrupt from the body it is)...

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Old 03-28-2010, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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You're freaking me out!
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:35 PM
 
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Pythons need to be removed from the Florida ecosystem. Kill that snake next time you see it.

agreed
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Old 03-28-2010, 04:25 PM
 
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You're freaking me out!
hehehehehehe. Ok, I'll grant you one freak on the cottonmouth. But then, he's supposed to look scary so you know to stay your distance.

But a lot of snakes are really cool looking. Here's one from the above mentioned Florida Backyard Snakes

http://floridabackyardsnakes.com/fil..._6533_copy.jpg
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I mean, come on, how cool is that. You'd need a spirograph just to reproduce what occurs naturally...


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Old 03-28-2010, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Looks like some nice colors ........for a belt or a pair of boots.

Only kidding.
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