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Old 04-11-2010, 05:00 PM
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Can someone ID this snake for me, please? It was found along the bank of the lake in Boyd Hill nature preserve.

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Old 04-11-2010, 05:26 PM
 
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That makes my skin Crawl! lol
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Old 04-11-2010, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Looks like a corn snake to me. Whatever it is, it will be shedding any moment (you can tell by the very cloudy-looking eyes). I think that's why it's such a dull color as well.
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Old 04-11-2010, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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Corn snake. Very beneficial snake- big time eater of mice and rats.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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That is not a Corn snake. It is a Brown Water snake; Nerodia taxispiolta.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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He's cool looking...
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:17 AM
 
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I feel my skin crawl, looking at those pictures.
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:55 PM
 
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Although it looks like a harmless corn snake to me also, I am not a herpatologist and would double check the info provided by rainroosty before I approach it again.
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Old 03-27-2011, 02:04 PM
 
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Further examination (via internet) tends to make me agree with RainRoosty.

Read this excerpt: It is nearly impossible to convince folks that brown water snakes are harmless. After all, they are so large-bodied, and so intimidating, and (on occasion, as when they drop into your boat from an overhanging limb) so startling that a person’s usual reaction is "Kill, Kill, Kill,". Even trained herpetologists who are catching brown water snakes for research will take a long look before grabbing "just to be sure". [View the Brown Water Snake fact sheet (http://www.uga.edu/srelherp/SPARC/BrownWatersnake.pdf - broken link).] Of course, the reason herpetologists are actually being safety conscious is this—brown water snakes resemble the venomous cottonmouth, and often share a somewhat similar habitat. Some individuals of both species can appear to be long, fat, dark, non-descript snakes. So, although I have no illusion that merely reading this will change many minds, here are some observations on differences between the TOTALLY HARMLESS brown water snake and the venomous cottonmouth..........
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Old 03-27-2011, 02:35 PM
 
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That is not a Corn snake. It is a Brown Water snake; Nerodia taxispiolta.
true, looks like somthing is wrong with it's eyes.
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