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#12223262 - 04/29/17 06:17 PM Lake Waxahachie Big Cottonmouth
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Saw a small bodied water snake swimming by the rip rap on the dam last sunday and my buddy Stell says,"That snake ain't [censored] compared to the one sitting up on that log."This pic was taken at a good 15 feet away.That was about as close as I wanted to get.This snake was super big bodied.Thanks for looking.

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#12223279 - 04/29/17 06:23 PM Re: Lake Waxahachie Big Cottonmouth [Re: David Parker]
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The water snake would have been more aggressive but I agree... No reason to [censored] that one off

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#12223657 - 04/29/17 11:12 PM Re: Lake Waxahachie Big Cottonmouth [Re: David Parker]
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Thats a water snake.

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#12224683 - 04/30/17 09:20 PM Re: Lake Waxahachie Big Cottonmouth [Re: David Parker]
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#12225755 - 05/01/17 03:59 PM Re: Lake Waxahachie Big Cottonmouth [Re: David Parker]
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#12225834 - 05/01/17 04:52 PM Re: Lake Waxahachie Big Cottonmouth [Re: David Parker]
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Agree with HERROUTDOORS.
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#12226682 - 05/02/17 08:28 AM Re: Lake Waxahachie Big Cottonmouth [Re: David Parker]
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That a big fish snake holy [censored]!

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#12226692 - 05/02/17 08:34 AM Re: Lake Waxahachie Big Cottonmouth [Re: David Parker]
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That is one BIG snake! Also think it is a water snake! Photo reminds all of us it is that time of year. Snakes are on the move. Stay safe.

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#12226978 - 05/02/17 11:17 AM Re: Lake Waxahachie Big Cottonmouth [Re: David Parker]
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#12227031 - 05/02/17 11:55 AM Re: Lake Waxahachie Big Cottonmouth [Re: David Parker]
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Banded Water Snake.

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#12227056 - 05/02/17 12:10 PM Re: Lake Waxahachie Big Cottonmouth [Re: David Parker]
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#12227586 - 05/02/17 04:15 PM Re: Lake Waxahachie Big Cottonmouth [Re: David Parker]
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nope! im out
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#12230010 - 05/04/17 03:33 AM Re: Lake Waxahachie Big Cottonmouth [Re: David Parker]
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Water snake. Not a cottonmouth

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#12232607 - 05/05/17 12:21 PM Re: Lake Waxahachie Big Cottonmouth [Re: David Parker]
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Originally Posted By: David Parker
Saw a small bodied water snake swimming by the rip rap on the dam last sunday and my buddy Stell says,"That snake ain't [censored] compared to the one sitting up on that log."This pic was taken at a good 15 feet away.That was about as close as I wanted to get.This snake was super big bodied.Thanks for looking.


Having been face to face with a few ... I would agree that is a Cottonmouth. The head is a little hard to see but the shape of the head looks like one. But I could be wrong.


Edited by karpbuster (05/05/17 12:21 PM)
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#12232994 - 05/05/17 03:48 PM Re: Lake Waxahachie Big Cottonmouth [Re: karpbuster]
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Originally Posted By: karpbuster
Originally Posted By: David Parker
Saw a small bodied water snake swimming by the rip rap on the dam last sunday and my buddy Stell says,"That snake ain't [censored] compared to the one sitting up on that log."This pic was taken at a good 15 feet away.That was about as close as I wanted to get.This snake was super big bodied.Thanks for looking.


Having been face to face with a few ... I would agree that is a Cottonmouth. The head is a little hard to see but the shape of the head looks like one. But I could be wrong.


This is 100% a Diamondback Watersnake. No if and or buts.

Plenty of clear exmaples
http://www.animalspot.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Diamondback-Water-Snake.jpg
http://www.animalspot.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Diamondback-Water-Snake-Images.jpg

The side stripes are a pretty good give away. The yellow on the lower jaw is another. I currently have two of these in an aquarium at home I caught last weekend. Going to release them tonight probably.


Edited by Jared D. (05/05/17 03:52 PM)
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