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Title: Snake people, get in here!
Post by: PopeyesPappy on August 06, 2018, 12:50:34 PM
Can anybody tell me what this is? It's eating my fish, and I don't know if it is a cottonmouth.

(https://i.imgur.com/UPqNTlI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DQAiCS4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/nDbDckY.jpg)
Title: Re: Snake people, get in here!
Post by: Unbeliever on August 06, 2018, 01:12:33 PM
I can't be sure, but it doesn't look like a cottonmouth.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSL2RK6ddnI


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVGgCh0ZIl0


They have a body that's much thicker than the tail, so that one probably isn't one.
Title: Re: Snake people, get in here!
Post by: Baruch on August 06, 2018, 01:20:27 PM
Snakes may have originally evolved at sea, then moved onto land later.  Just to get dried off.
Title: Re: Snake people, get in here!
Post by: Munch on August 06, 2018, 01:41:24 PM
YEAH SNAKE!

(https://78.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_maeujl8SID1r5664oo1_500.jpg)

oh wait, you meant the other kind..

YEAH SNAKES!

(https://i.imgur.com/32NY1bj.jpg)

(this was the most tame picture I could find on short notice)
Title: Re: Snake people, get in here!
Post by: Cavebear on August 09, 2018, 04:28:26 AM
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Can anybody tell me what this is? It's eating my fish, and I don't know if it is a cottonmouth.

(https://i.imgur.com/UPqNTlI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DQAiCS4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/nDbDckY.jpg)

It looks harmless.  Not a pit viper.  Some large garter snake maybe?
Title: Re: Snake people, get in here!
Post by: GSOgymrat on August 09, 2018, 03:09:29 PM
My brother is an expert on fish and reptiles and said it is difficult to tell from the photo but he guesses it's a rat snake.

(https://co0069yjui-flywheel.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Rat-Snake-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Snake people, get in here!
Post by: Baruch on August 09, 2018, 07:26:00 PM
Rats!  Swallowed again!
Title: Re: Snake people, get in here!
Post by: Cavebear on August 12, 2018, 05:32:04 AM
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My brother is an expert on fish and reptiles and said it is difficult to tell from the photo but he guesses it's a rat snake.

OK, rat snakes around here tend to be black.  But still no threat.  Dude, they eat RATS!  What's to object about?
Title: Re: Snake people, get in here!
Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on August 12, 2018, 05:52:25 AM
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OK, rat snakes around here tend to be black.  But still no threat.  Dude, they eat RATS!  What's to object about?
That could eventually lead to a one-party system in the US.

Or did you mean literal rats?
Title: Re: Snake people, get in here!
Post by: Cavebear on August 12, 2018, 06:08:02 AM
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That could eventually lead to a one-party system in the US.

Or did you mean literal rats?

LOL!  Well, yes.  I'm usually pretty literal.  If I mean political rats, I will SAY "Republicans".  ;)
Title: Re: Snake people, get in here!
Post by: Baruch on August 12, 2018, 06:25:36 AM
Only if snakes = Democrats ;-)
Title: Re: Snake people, get in here!
Post by: Cheerful Charlie on October 12, 2018, 12:34:47 AM
Some species of water snake, genus Nerodia?  Note the round pupils.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerodia_clarkii

Title: Re: Snake people, get in here!
Post by: Munch on October 12, 2018, 05:08:03 AM
Certain snakeys left the pond by now
Title: Re: Snake people, get in here!
Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on October 12, 2018, 05:28:39 AM
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Certain snakeys left the pond by now
No pelvis has left the building!
Title: Re: Snake people, get in here!
Post by: SGOS on October 12, 2018, 05:46:59 AM
I don't know what kind of snake it is, but it is most definitely not a cottonmouth.
Title: Re: Snake people, get in here!
Post by: Cavebear on October 14, 2018, 06:11:52 AM
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I don't know what kind of snake it is, but it is most definitely not a cottonmouth.

There was a 2 headed coppermouth discovered locally a few weeks ago...  Fortunately, it wasn't killed but guided into a bucket for study.  And a gardener was dry-fanged by one recently.  Given that the authorities say there are none in the area, I thing that is pretty funny.
Title: Re: Snake people, get in here!
Post by: Baruch on October 14, 2018, 08:06:27 AM
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There was a 2 headed coppermouth discovered locally a few weeks ago...  Fortunately, it wasn't killed but guided into a bucket for study.  And a gardener was dry-fanged by one recently.  Given that the authorities say there are none in the area, I thing that is pretty funny.

CIA operation in your neighborhood?  Watch out for the two headed Democrats ;-)
Title: Re: Snake people, get in here!
Post by: Cavebear on October 14, 2018, 08:08:23 AM
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CIA operation in your neighborhood?  Watch out for the two headed Democrats ;-)

You were being sensible recently.  Pity...
Title: Re: Snake people, get in here!
Post by: Baruch on October 14, 2018, 08:19:54 AM
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You were being sensible recently.  Pity...

I grow on you ... like toe fungus ;-))
Title: Re: Snake people, get in here!
Post by: Cavebear on October 14, 2018, 08:32:05 AM
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I grow on you ... like toe fungus ;-))

Close.  I really hate the waste of a good mind.
Title: Re: Snake people, get in here!
Post by: Baruch on October 14, 2018, 10:03:33 AM
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Close.  I really hate the waste of a good mind.

Waste?  The very definition of good compost.  We should all aspire so high.
Title: Re: Snake people, get in here!
Post by: Cavebear on October 14, 2018, 10:45:06 AM
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Waste?  The very definition of good compost.  We should all aspire so high.

I willingly grant you the right to be in my compost bin.  I would need to add a lot of leaves though...
Title: Re: Snake people, get in here!
Post by: Baruch on October 14, 2018, 01:45:46 PM
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I willingly grant you the right to be in my compost bin.  I would need to add a lot of leaves though...

Yeah, don't leave the leaves out.
Title: Re: Snake people, get in here!
Post by: Cavebear on October 14, 2018, 02:21:47 PM
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Yeah, don't leave the leaves out.
 

Leaves cover the decomposition smell, balances well with meaty object and kitchen scrapss, and reduces pH problems.  The wire top keeps vultures and other large pests away.