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This is what they have in Louisiana ?? #7299791
07/05/21 01:10 PM
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Thought they were just in Florida

Re: This is what they have in Louisiana ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7299804
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Looks like a water snake to me. They have those in Florida too.

Re: This is what they have in Louisiana ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7299809
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That weed water hyacinth has invaded waterways all across the south. And those green water snakes are all along the coasts.

Back on my home river in Alabama I would wade in with a rake at pull out and pile up hyacinths a few times a year. After a few days drying they burn really well but with black smoke just like tires.

Re: This is what they have in Louisiana ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7299811
07/05/21 01:28 PM
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Down on the Alabama River I can show you sloughs off of Millers Ferry that you would think are acres and acres of meadows and could be walked across until a wave comes in. All solid hyacinth.

Re: This is what they have in Louisiana ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7299864
07/05/21 03:23 PM
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I caught one of those water snakes in Mississippi just above New Orleans once. I went and looked at my Audubon Guide before going back to catch it. I brought it back home to Ohio. I later gave it to a friend of mine, who had it for years.

The one I caught had brighter colors.

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Re: This is what they have in Louisiana ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7299871
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The body seems awfully thick for the water snakes I see around here.

Re: This is what they have in Louisiana ?? [Re: BandB] #7299950
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Originally Posted by BandB
The body seems awfully thick for the water snakes I see around here.

And I was thinking the body looks awful small for Cottonmouths we have around here. Those vertical mouth bars lead me to believe water snake.

Re: This is what they have in Louisiana ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7299955
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Garden variety water moccasin

Re: This is what they have in Louisiana ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7299957
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Green Water Snake

Re: This is what they have in Louisiana ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7299958
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Looks nothing like a moccasin.

Re: This is what they have in Louisiana ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7299964
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This is what a cottonmouth looks like from the side…

Re: This is what they have in Louisiana ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7299966
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And the front, lol.

Re: This is what they have in Louisiana ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7299971
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even those non-poisnous water snakes have nasty bacteria in their mouth..something you don't want to get bit by

Re: This is what they have in Louisiana ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7299990
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And bite they will. Moccasins are pussycats easily moved. They ride hooks well just hook lift drop in a bucket for relocation. Water snakes on the other hand violently protest being touched. Given a choice they run like a scalded dog but try to lay hands on one, especially when cornered, they'll use everything they got including teeth to prevent that. Funny thing though is that once in hand they most often just go limp.

Re: This is what they have in Louisiana ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7300014
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No' thanks! While I complain about 25 below zero at least I don't have to put up with that kind of devilish obscenity.

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Re: This is what they have in Louisiana ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7300077
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I really have never been a big fan of snakes, especially big ones. We don't have much more than gardner snakes.

Re: This is what they have in Louisiana ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7300084
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You grow up around them you get used to them.

Re: This is what they have in Louisiana ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7300245
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Dead snakes don’t cause problems, guys I keep telling y’all how to resolve this snake 🐍 issue.
I’m 61, grew up fishing old beaver ponds Strip pit ponds
and swamp creeks around Hamilton and Oakman area and still not use to snakes.
Dead Snake=Good Snake..

Re: This is what they have in Louisiana ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7300246
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Probably been in those same ponds and pits. Grew up south of you in the Oak Grove/Rock Creek communities ran the river and into Walker County. I played with snakes as a kid.

Re: This is what they have in Louisiana ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7300356
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Run over them with the bushog.


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