Identification??? - FaunaClassifieds
 Sponsors   Breeders | Dealers |  Importers/Exporters | Caging | Feed | Supplies | Services | Events 
  Inside FaunaClassifieds  Product Reviews |  Classifieds!   | Photo Gallery   | Banner Advertising 
  Want to help support this site? Click here.

Go Back   FaunaClassifieds > Reptile & Amphibian - Snake Discussion Forums > Venomous Snakes Discussion Forum


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-03-2011, 12:51 PM   #1
Question Identification???

Got this picture emailed to me today by the insurance guy... He is trying to find out what kind of a snake this is??? The picture is from his phone and it pretty much sucks Help if you can...
Old 03-03-2011, 12:51 PM   #2
By the way, I was going with Cottonmouth because the scales appear to be keeled, but I cant really see the head...
Old 03-03-2011, 01:38 PM   #3
I agree.......the picture does suck.

If I had to make a guess I would too go with a cotton mouth.
Old 03-03-2011, 01:48 PM   #4
Awesome, I posted it on facebook too and I got a response of a Brown Water Snake... So now Im in a loop
Old 03-03-2011, 01:53 PM   #5
Originally Posted by annmikeal View Post
Awesome, I posted it on facebook too and I got a response of a Brown Water Snake... So now Im in a loop

That is a good possibility too. Wedged head = cotton mouth, head shaped more like a king snake = water snake.
Old 03-03-2011, 02:02 PM   #6
matt b
looks like a brown water snake to me, they do sometimes have a larger head than many other colubrids. many water snakes i catch will commonly flatten out their heads and puff up at the same time to make themselves look more impressive
Old 03-03-2011, 04:54 PM   #7
Cottonmouths don't have a saddle pattern. No way that's a cottonmouth. If I had to guess, I'd say a Nerodia ssp. or some sort of ugly Pantherophis ssp. A face shot would have been nice and an explanation of the habitat it was found in. I assume the location was around what you've listed on your profile?
Old 03-03-2011, 05:47 PM   #8
I agree with Acid Rainbow.
Cottonmouths have banded patterns - not blotched.
My first thought was that's a Brown Water Snake.
Here's a Western Cottonmouth I found in October:
Old 03-03-2011, 06:13 PM   #9
Yep, definitely brown water snake. Browns tend to have a unique bulldog appearance to them too. I think it's because they have such big eyes. Browns also don't get to be as chunky as a cottonmouth, and can get a bit longer.
Old 03-03-2011, 06:18 PM   #10
He tried to describe it to me, but apparently he was a sissy and ran off screaming

Join now to reply to this thread or open new ones for your questions & comments! is the largest online community about Reptile & Amphibians, Snakes, Lizards and number one classifieds service with thousands of ads to look for. Registration is open to everyone and FREE. Click Here to Register!


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
egg identification Tang Geckos Discussion Forum 4 04-12-2006 08:03 PM
Identification help caliscott Kingsnakes & Milksnakes Discussion Forum 1 02-20-2006 01:27 AM
Identification TripleMoonsExotic Field Collecting/Observing 15 11-13-2005 12:06 PM
Identification Help 3grHerpLuver Geckos Discussion Forum 4 10-24-2005 10:12 PM
Help in Identification Jeff Woods Geckos Discussion Forum 19 07-10-2005 01:06 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:38 AM.

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Fauna Top Sites

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Page generated in 0.04744792 seconds with 10 queries
Content copyrighted 2002-2018, FaunaClassifieds, LLC