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#11701843 - 07/02/16 09:31 PM Snake ID Wichita County
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Wichita County, TX
We seen this guy over 100 yards away down the dam. It was making a wake.
I estimate it to be approximately 8 ft long.
You can see how its tail just fades into the water. Very long snake.
We are guessing some type of corn snake / non venomous variety.

Camera is a Nikon with a 55-200 lens zoomed all the way in on the snake.
It swam up into the dam trees and disappeared.

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#11701857 - 07/02/16 09:38 PM Re: Snake ID Wichita County [Re: thejaxattack]
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1 more good picture.

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#11701859 - 07/02/16 09:38 PM Re: Snake ID Wichita County [Re: thejaxattack]
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looks kinda like a blotched water snake. They get pretty long and that one has more color contrast than what I normally see on them around here.

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#11701874 - 07/02/16 09:51 PM Re: Snake ID Wichita County [Re: thejaxattack]
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after looking at images of blotched water snake, I think that's not what it is. Too much color.

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#11701881 - 07/02/16 09:59 PM Re: Snake ID Wichita County [Re: thejaxattack]
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The bright colors were like a golden-orange color.
It looked more like a BIG pet snake, rather than a wild snake.
Seems to brightly colored, like how would it hide and camouflage effectively and live to be that big?!

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#11701935 - 07/02/16 10:40 PM Re: Snake ID Wichita County [Re: thejaxattack]
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I don't recall the specific name but it's a water snake . We have those around here . Definitely not a corn .

As far as survival goes , sometimes bright colors are used as a warning to predators . The critter might not be venomous / poisonous but it resembles something that is .

Then again , he might just be lucky . My boss shot a fully-adult albino squirrel last year . You don't see them very often .
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#11702792 - 07/03/16 03:39 PM Re: Snake ID Wichita County [Re: thejaxattack]
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Loc: Orange TX
Those snakes are most active and hunt at night. I agree it's a water snake because I have a skin from one just like it that is not as brightly colored and was thinking it was a blotched water snake.

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#11704898 - 07/05/16 08:41 AM Re: Snake ID Wichita County [Re: thejaxattack]
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Texas rat snake 100%, the red/orange is in between their scales and they swim that way.
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#11705514 - 07/05/16 01:44 PM Re: Snake ID Wichita County [Re: Madfrog]
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Originally Posted By: Madfrog
Texas rat snake 100%, the red/orange is in between their scales and they swim that way.


+1

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#11717300 - 07/11/16 04:25 PM Re: Snake ID Wichita County [Re: Madfrog]
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Originally Posted By: Madfrog
Texas rat snake 100%, the red/orange is in between their scales and they swim that way.

100% agree.

I caught about a 5 foot Texas Rat swimming across the Pedernales a few years back. Very awesome snakes. Execellent swimmers and excellent climbers.

This is a video of the one I caught crossing the Pedernales. I released him near a tree and he started climbing it.

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#11721691 - 07/13/16 10:06 PM Re: Snake ID Wichita County [Re: thejaxattack]
Clark3 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/12
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Texas rat snake 100% sure

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#11721838 - 07/14/16 05:44 AM Re: Snake ID Wichita County [Re: thejaxattack]
Finesse Master Offline
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Registered: 12/18/15
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What body of water was this picture taken? I have seen hundreds at sikes lake.

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#11728060 - 07/17/16 09:37 PM Re: Snake ID Wichita County [Re: thejaxattack]
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I would say rat snake. Definitely not a water snake cause they don't float their whole body like this snake.

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