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  • #2237

    otis302
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    Since there is a good chance if the SHTF and you had to hang in the woods besides eating animals how bout the ones that could hurt or kill ya? Is this a poisonous or not?[ATTACH=CONFIG]2422[/ATTACH]

    #19131

    TeknaBuzz
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    Looks like a cotton mouth very common to my area. I can’t identify all snakes but know the shape of the head reveals whether its venomous with a few exceptions for example coral snakes.

    Awhile back I was helping a church member clear some land for his home and we seen 3 cotton mouths in a small ditch on the property. I shot one in half and when I shot at the next one it jumped across the ditch and proceeded towards me. They’re one of the more aggressive snakes especially when in water.

    #19138

    hpb13
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    Looks like a swamp mocassin.we have them all over..

    #19134

    DCortez
    Member

    Triangle head usually means posionous. Or is that an old wive’s tale?

    #19132

    TeknaBuzz
    Keymaster

    @dcortez 19242 wrote:

    Triangle head usually means posionous. Or is that an old wive’s tale?

    This is true for venomous snakes classified as pit vipers such as copperheads, rattlesnakes, and cotton mouths. But a coral snake is poisonous with a round head and can be confused with a king snake.

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    #19137

    Andrew
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    I just play it safe and dislike all snakes.

    #19135

    otis302
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    Its a northern water snake not venimus some snakes flatten out and try to act tough there are no set rules simple guide lines best to just leave them alone

    #19133

    TeknaBuzz
    Keymaster

    @otis302 19308 wrote:

    Its a northern water snake not venimus some snakes flatten out and try to act tough there are no set rules simple guide lines best to just leave them alone

    Sure had me fooled. I should’ve noticed the round pupils which is also a sign of a non venomous snake. There is also difference between being poisonous and venomous.

    #19136

    PhilTheBiker
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    I simply consider all snakes dangerous. Even seeing the picture above with my luck I’d get it wrong!

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