What kind of snake is this?

Discussion in 'LOCAL INDIANA TALK' started by catseeman, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    Bullhead catfish being eat by snake.
     

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  2. Drawout

    Drawout Active Member

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    looks like a diamond back water snake but im not sure
     

  3. Looks like a water snake to me. I believe the name is keeled banded or banded keeled water snake.
     
  4. Dragger

    Dragger New Member

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    Looks like a Northern Water Snake......
     
  5. slimepig

    slimepig New Member

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    looks like diamond back water snake to me. did ya notice when he swam up if his whole body floated?
     
  6. slimepig

    slimepig New Member

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    by the way, did you stay n watch him eat that fish? seems like the side fins would rip him open!
     
  7. Fry Guy

    Fry Guy New Member

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    It is a diamondback water snake eating that bullhead. I read the article somewhere. Can't remember where.
     
  8. Gator

    Gator New Member

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    Brown Water Snake or Nerodia taxispilota;

    Brown Water Snakes are easy to distinguish from the other species of water snakes. They have three rows of dark blotches running the length of their bodies -- a row on top and a row on each side. Very young Brown Water Snakes are identical in pattern to mature Brown Water Snakes. However, when the snake reaches old-age, the pattern fades.
     
  9. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    i dont know my snakes, i just stay clear of them, sorry. the tail on the fish looks more like a channel to me with the pointy fin tips.
     
  10. ersel

    ersel New Member

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    I had two of them on the first two hooks of my trotline this weekend.
     
  11. David Knotts

    David Knotts New Member

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    Looks like it would make a good pair of boots.
     
  12. Cat King

    Cat King New Member

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    I was fishing at Caverun Lake in Ky with a bluegill and actually caught a snake that looked like that on the bottom
     
  13. katcatchingfool

    katcatchingfool New Member

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    it looks like the elusive half snake half fish snake to me lol
     
  14. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    Did you eat them,or did you practice "Catch and Release"? peewee-williams
     
  15. da-cajun-angla

    da-cajun-angla New Member

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    The Next Time A Snake Is On Ur Trotline...cut About Four Inches Down From His Head And Leave The Rest On. Snake Is A Common Diet Of Flatheads And Other Cats...
     
  16. Fatkat

    Fatkat New Member

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    It looks like a hungary snake to me, LOL.
     
  17. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    Thanks alot I don't know many snakes and didn't figure it to be poisinous. I found the picture on the web and wonder about it.
     
  18. beeheck

    beeheck New Member

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    That looks like a soon to be dead snake. The intake part of that meal is the easy part, the exhaust part of that meal is going to hurt like the dickens. If that doesn't kill the snake the snake will sure wish it was dead about half way through it. lol :waaaht:
     
  19. catsrking

    catsrking New Member

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    Yeah it does! lol

    Cottonmouth?? :confused2: I pulled up a snake on my stringer one time that had tried to swallow one of the smaller channels. He was a good sized snake, and yes he suprised me being on there.
     
  20. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    In my life time I have seen 2 dead and 1 live snake with catfish spines sticking out of their sides.We use to find snakes regularly in our "Live Cars" for keeping Catfish.They would go through the 2" mesh wire,swallow a Catfish and then could not get back out due to the "bulge" in their belly.Mostly water snakes with a occasional Cotton Mouth.The ones with scars and markings that you could identify would be back in a week or two if you released them.Most ended up drowning trying to go back through the wire.Most seem to eat Catfish regularly with no ill affects as long as they swallow them head first.I think that they feed on each other as the opportunity arises.peewee-williams