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 #1825006


MzPattiAnn
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 Will this snake eat my fish?

I was working on my small pond today and discovered a small snake. Yikes! I don’t like snakes and don’t want this one in my pond. I think it is a banded water snake but not sure so I have attached a photo. Is this a non-venimous snake? Will it try to eat my baby fish? How can I convince it to leave my pond?

Thanks!



08/09/08  01:26pm

 #1825552


Reptilefreak23
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  Message To: MzPattiAnn   In reference to Message Id: 1825006


 Will this snake eat my fish?

yes it will best to put it back where you found it
Nice find though
Good Luck!



08/09/08  10:28pm

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Gottee guy
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  Message To: Reptilefreak23   In reference to Message Id: 1825552


 Will this snake eat my fish?

yes i’m pretty sure it’s a banded water snake.
nonvenemous.
eats toads frogs and fish.
can’t really convince it to leave unless you take it to another body of water but it should go away in a day or two.
probably.



08/10/08  08:14pm

 #1828355


Reptilefreak23
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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1826420


 Will this snake eat my fish?

actually gottee I beleive it to be a mud snake



08/12/08  01:22pm

 #1828730


Gottee guy
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  Message To: Reptilefreak23   In reference to Message Id: 1828355


 Will this snake eat my fish?

hmm....maybe.i didn’t think of that. do you have a bit closer head and/or underbelly shots?



08/12/08  06:29pm

 #1828740


Gottee guy
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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1828730


 Will this snake eat my fish?

no, the tail doesn’t look as short and thick as a mud snake’s and doesn’t have a spine, as i can see. it’s head also isn’t as blunt as a mud snake’s.



08/12/08  06:35pm

 #1831258


Reptilefreak23
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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1828740


 Will this snake eat my fish?

good job I missed that.
But you havent won yet lol
That is not a banded watersnake. Bandeds have a black,yellow,black, red, black,yellow,black, red pattern.
But at the same time I cant find any snake that looks anything like that. so I will do further research



08/14/08  09:26pm

 #1831889


Gottee guy
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  Message To: Reptilefreak23   In reference to Message Id: 1831258


 Will this snake eat my fish?

not the best way to determine a species IMO because of the different morphs,mutations,etc.
i have tons of banded,florida,and broad banded water snakes around here and most look very different.
i looked up all the water snakes i could think of, none looked like that more than a banded.
they live in florida so it could only be a few species of water snakes-the broad banded,brown,banded,florida green,plainbelly,salt marsh,or southern.
well, not really just a few lol but
definitly doesn’t look like a brown,florida green,plainbelly,salt marsh,and of course not a r.r. rigida,n.s. sipedon,or e. enhydris.
so that leaves it is either a southern,banded,or broad banded.



08/15/08  02:26pm

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Reptilefreak23
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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1831889


 Will this snake eat my fish?

thats the exact conclusion I came too.
and then I did more extensive research in tons of reptile field guides books etc... and found nothing.
Then I went on the internet and found some broad bandeds that look very simaler in pattern and I remembered that they dull in color with age so I suspect its a broad banded.
But....THE WORLD MAY NEVER KNOW! *gasp*



08/15/08  05:44pm

 #1832287


Gottee guy
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  Message To: Reptilefreak23   In reference to Message Id: 1832097


 Will this snake eat my fish?

..
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08/15/08  08:55pm

 #1849910


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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1832287


 Will this snake eat my fish?

Its a southern...
Blargh lol


-Nate



09/02/08  08:50pm

 #1849913


Okeetee Man
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  Message To: Okeetee Man   In reference to Message Id: 1849910


 Will this snake eat my fish?

Or a florida banded water snake
subspecies of the banded water snake
Hope i helped

-Nate



09/02/08  08:51pm

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KRZSNAKLADY
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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1828730


 Will this snake eat my fish?

My husband found 2 water snakes trying to eat our koi in our water garden. At least we think they are water snakes. They have brown and gray bands with a white belly covered with rust colored patches (spots). We live in Illinois. Does this sound right? What kind of trap can we purchase to trap and move them to another location? Yesterday was the first day he spotted one. It had pulled a good size fish out of the pond and onto the side of it. Today the two were working together to eat another good sized fish. My husband said that it appeared that one snake had gotten it out of the pond and was sharing it with the other snake. They had the fish pulled clear up to the top of the blocks to the water fall. (A good 2 ft high, if not more). He said that it was amazing. We like snakes, but our grandsons are living with us and we don’t want them messing with them, and we don’t want our fish devoured. Thanks for any input you can give me.



05/12/09  09:28pm

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Mini mo
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  Message To: MzPattiAnn   In reference to Message Id: 1825006


 Will this snake eat my fish?

yes its a banded water snake and its non venomous.oh and ya it eats fish but it also eats frogs lizereds.its harmless though.it will probably leve on its own.nice find thogh



06/13/09  11:35am


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