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    Found this Snake Tonight.

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    Re: Found this Snake Tonight.

    I believe it to be a Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon).
    Correct me if I'm wrong.

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    Re: Found this Snake Tonight.

    Quote Originally Posted by nrbosley View Post
    I believe it to be a Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon).
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    I was thinking midland water snake which I believe has that same triangular head even though its non venomous

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    Re: Found this Snake Tonight.

    Common water snakes have very similar subspecies, but I believe can be identified by in which region they are found. Visually very similar.

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    Re: Found this Snake Tonight.

    Found this guy while on a bike ride today. Went to pick him up and he was already deceased. Any idea what he may be?




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    A very unlucky corn snake...

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    I assume that all the snakes in this thread were found in Georgia, USA. If not, please correct.

    Pictures in post #1 in this thread: Looks like a northern water snake to me, too. Not venomous. A cottonmouth's head would be an equilateral triangle.

    Post 5: A young corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus). Not venomous. Mouse eater so to good to have around. Often kept as a pet. Too bad he was dead.

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    Re: Found this Snake Tonight.

    Quote Originally Posted by paulh View Post
    I assume that all the snakes in this thread were found in Georgia, USA. If not, please correct.

    Pictures in post #1 in this thread: Looks like a northern water snake to me, too. Not venomous. A cottonmouth's head would be an equilateral triangle.

    Post 5: A young corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus). Not venomous. Mouse eater so to good to have around. Often kept as a pet. Too bad he was dead.
    yes, you are correct. I live in the greater Atlanta area where these snakes were found.

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    Re: Found this Snake Tonight.

    The neighbors are freaking out because this guy was found near the house. Most are claiming itís a copperhead but hard for me to tell since the picture is a little grainy. Any ideas?




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    Looks to me like a harmless & beneficial prairie king snake (Lampropeltis calligaster) but can't be sure with that photo.

    Not seeing the whole snake...there's other possibilities too, like a cottonmouth or a water snake. I'm not exactly sure
    what water snakes are in your area, but they often resemble cottonmouths & get killed for that mimicry.

    check this out: http://timberrattlesnake89.tripod.com/midlandwater.html
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