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    Quote Originally Posted by duk4me View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartona500 View Post
    If you really want to feel guilty, just think of the snakes still alive. They CAN'T hug.
    Annacondas can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rboudet View Post
    I dont believe this is a WM. or the one on the left in the first picture. Looks more like a banded water snake. Also, in most states it is against law to just kill snakes unless you are in danger.
    I would think if you saw one of those snakes listed you are in danger. I am north of the border training. None of those here to my knowledge.
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    [QUOTE=Rick Hall;1112410]Fwiw, this is a water snake, perhaps trying to pose as a "triangle shaped" headed venomous snake:



    And these are some little cottonmouths showing their signature flattop, like the old hair cuts with straight sides and flat top meeting at acute angles:



    (Another "signature" that one displays is that they frequently, though not always, swim or float with much of their bodies out of the water.)





    (Those last two wee ones also show the yellow tail tips they sport as babies.)[/QUOTe

    OMG !!! I am not afraid of snakes but do you get these alot??? How can you safely train the dog?? Making me think twice about the south. Are they out in the winter when it is cooler???
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    [QUOTE=Laird's Retrievers;1112606]Originally Posted by John Kelder
    Attachment 13482Friendly neighborhood that Demopolis is
    I dont believe this is a WM. or the one on the left in the first picture. Looks more like a banded water snake. Also, in most states it is against law to just kill snakes unless you are in danger.


    The picture of snake listed in master c is not a cottonmouth. It is a nonvenomous water snake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    Kelly, you needed to get out more while at NT...I lived in Lake Dallas, just down the road and I could show you where we had cottonmouth's both in Denton and on the north edge of the lake off Shady Shores road near Corinth...as for Central TX , we had quite a few on Decker Lake aka Walter Long Lake especially near the power plant, used to fish there as a kid when my oldest brother would sneak me in while doing his chemist stuff for the city, also shot them at the lease near Creedmoor...where there is water in TX, there is always a chance of stump tails
    I got out. Lived in Lewisville when I was in high school. (Does any high school have a dorkier looking mascot than the Lewisville Farmer?) Used to swim in Lewisville Lake before it was all built up. As a grad student, I did the vegetation surveys of the Lake Aubrey area before the dam was closed and the land was flooded. I didn't say cottonmouths didn't occur there, just that they aren't too common.

    Sometimes, a fellow grad student or two would come along when I did my vegetation transects. Invariably, they'd ask beforehand if I ever saw snakes. Virtually never, I'd say, which was true. And danged if we didn't see snakes practically everytime someone came with me. Maybe I should have explained that I don't see worth a darn.

    Interesting that cottonmouths make it to San Angelo. That's pretty far west and must be close to the western limit of their range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PalouseDogs View Post
    I got out. Lived in Lewisville when I was in high school. (Does any high school have a dorkier looking mascot than the Lewisville Farmer?) Used to swim in Lewisville Lake before it was all built up. As a grad student, I did the vegetation surveys of the Lake Aubrey area before the dam was closed and the land was flooded. I didn't say cottonmouths didn't occur there, just that they aren't too common.

    Sometimes, a fellow grad student or two would come along when I did my vegetation transects. Invariably, they'd ask beforehand if I ever saw snakes. Virtually never, I'd say, which was true. And danged if we didn't see snakes practically everytime someone came with me. Maybe I should have explained that I don't see worth a darn.

    Interesting that cottonmouths make it to San Angelo. That's pretty far west and must be close to the western limit of their range.

    You were correct, there werent many, but one year when the water came way up to the bottom of the IH35 bridge,it flooded within a mile of the house, it was great for duck hunting because we shot a ton of birds in areas that were usually high and dry, but we had snakes for about a year afterwards...I also hear there is an occasional sighting of a gator in the lake...Wont comment on the Lewisville Fighting Farmers, but I do miss the Grandy's Fried Chicken
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Stroyan View Post
    Iowa has few poisonous snakes, no gators, no africanized bees. This thread makes me glad for winter.
    I'm with you Keith! Think I will take ice, snow and black flies any day!!
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