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Old 06-08-2004, 03:00 PM   #1
Unhappy re:Dangerous snakes

I often swim in the reservoir and other large bodies of freshwater in Westchester County of New York (The first county above NYC).

I am concerned about what kind of snakes may be present in the water as I can see them swimming all around me. I am sure there are garter snakes but perhaps there are water mocassins as well which I have heard can be very poisonous.

I know someone who caught an all black snake from the reservoir once but was not able to identify the kind.

Please let me know if I should be concerned about venomous snakes in the water that I am swimming in!

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