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#11135175 - 09/29/15 02:08 PM Snake ID anyone?
TXfisherman12 Offline

Registered: 03/12/12
Posts: 352
Loc: Sugar Land, TX
Can anyone help out with a snake identification? I was mowing in a field about 35 yards from a pond when I came across this snake which happened to slither under the mower bolt . Unfortunately I could not find the head so identification is hard. I thought it was a water moccasin (cottonmouth) but now not sure. I only have limited pictures, so here a top and bottom view....

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#11135191 - 09/29/15 02:16 PM Re: Snake ID anyone? [Re: TXfisherman12]
lite-liner Offline
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Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 6539
Loc: Fulton, Texas
looks like the real deal

#11135229 - 09/29/15 02:35 PM Re: Snake ID anyone? [Re: TXfisherman12]
Brad R Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1813
Loc: Texas
If you still have it, the body that is, look just below its anal opening. If it has two scales side-by-side down to its tail, it is a non-venomous water snake; if it has a single scale all the way across its belly leading down to its tail, it is a water moccasin.


#11135243 - 09/29/15 02:42 PM Re: Snake ID anyone? [Re: TXfisherman12]
karpbuster Offline
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Registered: 09/14/09
Posts: 12275
Loc: Albuquerque, NM
Looks a lot like the cotton mouth I had the displeasure of meeting on my porch. The head is best for 100% ID.

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#11135316 - 09/29/15 03:20 PM Re: Snake ID anyone? [Re: TXfisherman12]
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 46681
Loc: Houston, TX
Can't be certain, but pretty sure that is a cottonmouth. Back, coloration and belly markings say cottonmouth to me. Wish I could see the head.
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#11135361 - 09/29/15 03:41 PM Re: Snake ID anyone? [Re: TXfisherman12]
ridinonthepad Offline

Registered: 04/18/15
Posts: 92
Loc: Lake Texoma
I agree. It looks like old Mr. No Shoulders, Cottonmouth Joe.

#11135431 - 09/29/15 04:22 PM Re: Snake ID anyone? [Re: TXfisherman12]
fishincontrol Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/17/07
Posts: 1534
Loc: GW's Camp
No doubt, cottonmouth. I've killed almost 400 cottonmouths in the past 3 years at my camp...only about 4 copperheads, 2 chicken snakes and a dozen or so water snakes. I have no love for those neighbor leaves his perch traps half out of the water and catches about 10 a week in the summer-all cottonmouths.

#11135581 - 09/29/15 05:30 PM Re: Snake ID anyone? [Re: TXfisherman12]
Bill77 Offline

Registered: 06/15/13
Posts: 62
Wow, keep your distance with that one - it looks like a cottonmouth to me.

#11135596 - 09/29/15 05:40 PM Re: Snake ID anyone? [Re: TXfisherman12]
charlief1 Offline

Registered: 08/20/15
Posts: 298
Loc: Hillsnowhere in Central Texas
Looks like the only good snake out there right now. roflmao
I'm on other forums that deal with the old turbo powered Buicks.;)

#11136145 - 09/29/15 10:11 PM Re: Snake ID anyone? [Re: TXfisherman12]
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Registered: 01/14/03
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Loc: Kentucky Lake
Bad mamajama.

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#11136677 - 09/30/15 09:27 AM Re: Snake ID anyone? [Re: TXfisherman12]
Madfrog Offline

Registered: 06/26/14
Posts: 130
Loc: San Antonio Texas
100 % Cottonmouth
Best of luck, Scott

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#11137008 - 09/30/15 11:52 AM Re: Snake ID anyone? [Re: TXfisherman12]
SpidyChamp Offline

Registered: 07/08/15
Posts: 45
Since I was once bitten by one I can say water moccasin most likey
Keep a tight line!

#11137059 - 09/30/15 12:11 PM Re: Snake ID anyone? [Re: TXfisherman12]
RangerBass21 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/09/15
Posts: 2210
Loc: Plano
Looks like a dead snake to me

#11142667 - 10/03/15 06:53 AM Re: Snake ID anyone? [Re: TXfisherman12]
wagonwheel Offline

Registered: 06/06/11
Posts: 441
Loc: Mansfield, TX
I grew up in the swamps of Louisiana with "cottonmouth a-plenty." I'd say that is a cottonmouth.
Hey--we finally caught one!

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#11143820 - 10/03/15 08:48 PM Re: Snake ID anyone? [Re: TXfisherman12]
Just James Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/12/03
Posts: 2732
Loc: Pittsburg Texas. u.s.a.
living around the atchafalaya bassin in south la and owned a home on bayou teche, i can say cotton mouth.

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