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Old 09-27-2010, 08:13 AM   #1
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This little guy was in the pool this morning.. Emphasis on WAS


Anyone know what he is?
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:27 AM   #2
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By the look of the color band through the eye, I would guess it was a Water Moccasin. Do you live near water/swamp?
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I live across the street from the Moors golf course. There is a swampy area a few hundred yds. from the house. Also a creek between my house and Avalon Blvd.

His head didn't look triangular, but with the coloring I wasn't taking any chances.
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Here is what I use to ID the snakes that I find around the house. I know it is from Mississippi State University but it should work for you.

Try: http://mdg.ext.msstate.edu/Tom_Snake..._id_intro.html
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Thanks for the help guys. Pretty sure he was a water moccasin.......or as some folks say mocksakin!!

Short fat body, line behind the eye, etc....

He is now terminated, although the saying is that snakes don't die until after dark....Right?
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look at the mouth, it has little stripes across the lips. dead giveaway of a FL banded water snake.. also if it is a juvie Water Moccasin the tip of its tail would be neon green
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Since it is dead, check for fangs. Of the snakes it could be, I'm pretty sure the Moc is the only one with the distinct color band through the eye. Alot of times thats the only way to tell the juvies/sub adults apart. I caught one about 6-7" 2 months ago.
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Cotton Mouth if the pupiles in the eye's are cat like and not round !!!! You will have more around . They give live birth unlike non- posinious snakes
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http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl...=&oq=&gs_rfai=

http://www.google.com/images?q=bande...w=1366&bih=574

Looks like you kilt the banded water snake....

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2nd the Banded Water Snake. Killed one by accident a couple months ago. Now i know to set them free after a little research.
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