Saturday, June 23, 2012

Which Snake Am I?


I saw this fella while on our visit in North Carolina. I've had some difficulty making a positive ID, but I think I've narrowed it down to either a Northern Water Snake or a Brown Water Snake. The Brown Water Snake supposedly doesn't inhabit the part of NC where we were, but I know better than to place barriers on Ma Nature. I'm leaning toward a Northern Water Snake and if anyone knows for sure, please confirm or correct me. Maybe it's not either one.






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27 comments:

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great pictures but I´m terrified of snakes any kind, dangerours or not. I´ve tried to get over it but I can´t.

Carole M. said...

excellent captures!

NatureStop said...

Amazing captures Brian!However I am not really a fan of snakes:)Have a great weekend!

Shantana

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures ..... but then it also said. I am terrified of snakes. Helsigvis we have only A poisonous snake in Denmark: a hugorn (Vipera berus). Wishing you a good weekend. Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

Linda said...

I think you are correct, Brian...it looks like the northern water snake, but then, I don't know for sure either. Whichever one it is, you got some incredible photos of it! I am not sure I would have been quite that close...any snake in the water for me is scary! My last one in the water was a 4' copperhead - and I was in a canoe! Yikes!

Linda said...

Great shots...but he can stay in NC!

Nancy Claeys said...

Beautiful snake -- not really sure of what kind -- but you've captured him/her very well. xoxo

Amy Burzese said...

Great shots. Non-poisonous snakes are all Ok with me as long as they are "over there".

Tammy said...

Great shots! I'm not sure what type of snake that is either, but it does appear to be well fed:)

Andee said...

There is an environmental center close to us and I took a picture a few months ago with the kids next to a Northern Water Snake and the sign next to it describing the facts about it. I just looked at the picture and the picture with the description looks just like the snake you took a picture of, but the snake in the tank looked like it had spots instead of stripes. I tried, but not sure. Great pics though.

eileeninmd said...

Great captures, Brian! I can not help with the id. It is a cool sighting, thanks for sharing. Hope you have a happy weekend.

TexWisGirl said...

he is beautiful - and thick.

Denise said...

Beautiful shots of this handsome fella. I'm always on the look out for snakes at our local parks but haven't seen any so far.

Debbie said...

not a snake lover but the images are awesome!!

Pia said...

Aaah, I don´t know its name but I see it is very big....
Great photos!

ladyfi said...

Beautiful shots!

Pamela Gordon said...

Great shots! I'm glad I'm just seeing the photos. :)

Tricia Hays said...

Holy slithering snake, Batman!!!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Whoa! Creepy but beautiful as seen from the safety of my computer screen. :)

Marc Heath said...

Beautifully captured shots.

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

.....and just how strong was your lens that captured such details of this creature? enJOYed?

bailey-road.com said...

What a cool snake! Wonderful captures.

MTWaggin said...

Great shots! Even though the subject gives me the heebie geebies.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Oh, Brian, I hate snakes. Even looking at pictures of them. But I have to admit you got some great shots of him.

Kerri said...

What beautiful markings! Great captures!

Roan said...

No help here. Whatever it is, you have captured it well.

Deb said...

EEEEEKKKKKKKKKK