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    What snake is this? Watersnake? 2013-10-21  Snake 1.jpg 2013-10-21  Snake 2.jpg
     

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    Looks like a bull snake to me. Seems a little light colored though.
    How aggressive was it?
     

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    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.
     

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    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.
     

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    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.
     

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    He won't bite you, and surely is not poisonous.

    He'll raid your chicken coop for eggs, though.
     
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