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5/30/06 7:03 AM
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Gforce
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If one of you guys gets a chance, please help me identify this snake that I fished from my pool. He is VERY small, roughly a foot, I think. Probably just a baby. Tough to see from this angle, but the head is triangle shaped... http://www.integramax.com/snake/snake.jpg Blue namer, please.
5/30/06 3:48 PM
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5/30/06 3:49 PM
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Where are you from?  That will narrow it down a bit.
5/30/06 4:35 PM
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You think snakes in a pool is bad? What about muthafucking snakes on a plane?!?!
5/30/06 8:45 PM
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Gforce
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1 hour north of NYC. I was thinking that it was a baby Timber Rattler, but now I am seriously learning toward Northern Water Snake.
5/30/06 8:52 PM
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looks like this

http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/herpetology/FL-GUIDE/Nerodiaspleuralis.htm

5/31/06 3:16 PM
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That's nerodia sipedon - northern water snake. Not dangerous, but water snakes in general usually have a pretty nasty disposition if/when handled. Looks a lot like a juvenile FL cottonmouth.
6/6/06 11:06 PM
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"Not dangerous, but water snakes in general usually have a pretty nasty disposition if/when handled." So I've read. Fortunately, the specimen above has since met his maker, so there will be no trouble from him in the future as an adult. "Looks a lot like a juvenile FL cottonmouth." I definitely thought it was poisonous, as I've seen a fair amount of snakes here and never one with that type of pattern. He also had a very wide/flat head that was almost triangle shaped.
6/7/06 4:51 PM
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Gforce are you saying you helped that snake meet its maker?
6/7/06 5:08 PM
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Yeah, did you kill it because "the only good snake is a dead snake" ignorance most people are guilty of?
6/9/06 4:44 PM
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You don't kill snakes because the only good snake is a dead snake. You kill snakes because a snake is a steak! And steaks are yummy.
6/13/06 1:20 PM
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No need to kill them. They'll slither off if given the chance. They just want to eat frogs and fish, and if they don't find any they won't stick around long.

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