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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by SC-Texas, Oct 21, 2013.
What snake is this? Watersnake?
Looks like a bull snake to me. Seems a little light colored though.
How aggressive was it?
Hard to tell on my phone but it looks too big to be a water snake. I'd go with bull snake also.
rat snake - Bing Images
pics are darn small. I'd say rat snake as well.
Definitely a rat snake. Totally harmless and actually quite beneficial.
I always let those guys go on their merry way.
Also called a chicken snake by some but there are several species that are commonly referred to as either rat or chicken snake.
Water snakes, those found in Texas, tend to be a lot shorter and fatter. I can't think of any water snakes at all with those markings.
Saw my first actual water moccasin recently. I grew up "up North" (sorry) and every water snake I saw I was told it's a water moccasin!
Seeing my first one was pretty impressive. Unique kind of snake. I'm glad it was a good 20 feet away though.
I also found a Texas Blind snake in our pool and released him. That was interesting.
From that far away, it could be anything. I understand most people don't want to get close enough to take a good picture though.
Rat snake was a good guess. Could also be diamond back water snake. Google the pics and maybe you'll recognize something. It does not fit the profile of any native Texas poisonous snake.
yea could be a gopher snake similar hexagon patches on the spine gopher snake - Bing Images
He won't bite you, and surely is not poisonous.
He'll raid your chicken coop for eggs, though.