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What Kind of Snake is This?

Can some one tell me what kind of snake this is?
It's about 13 inches long. Dark snake with side markings in bucket.

 
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By Mark

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July 19, 20110 found this helpful

Water Moccasin?

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July 22, 20110 found this helpful

What state do you live in?

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July 22, 20110 found this helpful

Could it be this: www.uga.edu/.../elaobs.htm

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July 22, 20110 found this helpful

If you have this snake contained, I suggest visiting your local veterinarian. Then you will know if the snake is poisonous.

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July 23, 20110 found this helpful

It doesn't look like any rat snake I've ever seen, but it does bear an uncomfortable resemblance to a cottonmouth-a very poisonous snake that is comfortable in water, and has a very vicious bite:

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I strongly suggest staying away from it, and changing the environment to drive it out if you own the land where you photographed it. The cottonmouth likes water, usually hangs in trees to drop down into the water, and usually strikes while swimming:
en.wikipedia.org/.../Agkistrodon_piscivorus

The triangular head is a sign of it being a venomous snake-please be careful around this thing and find out what it is as soon as possible.

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September 8, 20110 found this helpful

Definitely a harmless Water Snake (genus Nerodia). I'm 100% on that. Probably a Northern Water Snake, Nerodia sipedon. It will bite if you pick it up but it is not venomous.

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November 23, 20130 found this helpful

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Obviously a hog-nose snake; they are harmless.

Hallie

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