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    Quote Originally Posted by Catfishin 4 Life View Post
    My grandfather would Whip our buts if we messed with the snakes. They always had Black rat snakes all over his farm. He said kept the pesky birds, Mice, and rats out of his barn and away from his farm equipment so he liked haveing them around.
    he was/is right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha View Post
    Here in NE I have seen nothing but garter snakes and ringnecks. Nothing else, though I know there's a ton of bulls, corns, rats, etc. out there. Just haven't seen any myself. I caught some sort of watersnake when I was on vacation in Florida last October. It wasn't a moccasin, I know what those look like. This was brown, almost orange. I shot a picture of it, but I guess it's not on my computer here at work. Will post it when I get home. I netted it and threw it in a tub, then let it go.

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    I think that is a Banded Water Snake. Not positive...but they are extremely common in Florida.


    Description: Adults average from 24-42 inches (61-106.7 cm). The record is 62.5 inches (158.8 cm). Stout bodied snake with broad black, brown, or red crossbands over most of body. The lighter narrower bands are tan, gray, or reddish and may contain a dark spot on the side. The light bands may be broken by a black strip down the middle of the back. Crossbands may be obscured as snake darkens with age. Belly is creamy yellow with wormlike red or black markings. Scales are keeled and there are 23-27 dorsal scale rows at midbody. The pupil is round. A dark stripe extends from the eye to the angle of the jaw. Juveniles have very clear red or black crossbands on light background.
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    Heck, pet them. They are so smooth!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellevue Bobber View Post
    I think that is a Banded Water Snake. Not positive...but they are extremely common in Florida.


    Description: Adults average from 24-42 inches (61-106.7 cm). The record is 62.5 inches (158.8 cm). Stout bodied snake with broad black, brown, or red crossbands over most of body. The lighter narrower bands are tan, gray, or reddish and may contain a dark spot on the side. The light bands may be broken by a black strip down the middle of the back. Crossbands may be obscured as snake darkens with age. Belly is creamy yellow with wormlike red or black markings. Scales are keeled and there are 23-27 dorsal scale rows at midbody. The pupil is round. A dark stripe extends from the eye to the angle of the jaw. Juveniles have very clear red or black crossbands on light background.
    I think you're right. And there actually is one called specifically a Florida Banded Watersnake.

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