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    Can someone ID this creature for me. Thanks.
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    Looks like a banded water snake to me.
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    Thanks that’s what I thought too.
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    looks like a watersnake to me as well,although to positive ID need to see head shape and eye shape. It looks too brightly colored to be a cottonmouth
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    Where was the photo taken?
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    Eastern cobra adder!

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    Photo taken yesterday on the shoreline of Falls Lake. That was the best picture I could take and still be socially distant.
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    Northern Watersnake. Same colors as a copper head but copper heads have lots of tan with brown separations and northern watersnakes have more equal portions of brown over tan. The shape of that snake's head indicates it's not poisonous.. http://www.natureblog.org/copperhead...n-water-snake/
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    That is a Brown Water Snake. Very common in eastern and central NC.
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    I'll have to go with the brown water snake also as I have seen several here in Johnston county,........ they are often mistaken for the cottenmouth if you cant get a good look at them.
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    Given the location, I’d say Northern Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon). Banded and Brown Watersnakes occur further East. The markings and colorations can be similar between Bandeds and Northerns, and to make matters more complicated, they can hybridize where their ranges overlap. One distinguishing feature of the Bandeds is the dark streak extending from the eye to the jaw (as outlined by Herps of NC). This feature appears to be absent in this snake, which is another reason I believe it’s a northern.

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    Where I'm from, that's what we call a "Brown Stain on Blue Denim" snake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowCamp View Post
    Northern Watersnake. Same colors as a copper head but copper heads have lots of tan with brown separations and northern watersnakes have more equal portions of brown over tan. The shape of that snake's head indicates it's not poisonous.. http://www.natureblog.org/copperhead...n-water-snake/
    Copperheads have the same basic colors.but, the patterns on a copperhead are shaped differently than a watersnake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joetrain View Post
    Photo taken yesterday on the shoreline of Falls Lake. That was the best picture I could take and still be socially distant.
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    Been “Social Distancing” from snakes since ‘67!

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