Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Riverwalker's Pics - Snakes on a Stick

Snakes on a Stick

It seems that "Staying above the water line!" is very popular with a lot of creatures...including snakes.

Got snakes on a stick?

Staying above the water line!



mt1761 said...

Riverwalker, are those 'water snakes' or moccasins? I'm in your general neck of the woods, and I often have trouble telling which is which from a distance.

riverwalker said...

To: mt1761

These are probably water mocassins and they may have been in some sort of mating ritual.

You may be able to see the stripes along the side of the head of the larger one...this seems to indicate to me they are cottonmouths.

Most people think water mocassins don't climb out on limbs but that's probably because most small limbs won't support the heavier bodies of a water mocassin as compared to a regular water snake.

This "stick" was more of a log and looked more than capable of holding the weight of these snakes and wasn't very far above the water.

It's best to give them a little room and avoid an unnecessary confrontation.

Thanks mt1761.


idahobob said...


Sure am glad that we do NOT have those slithery things in our AO.


riverwalker said...

To: idahobob

We've got plenty in Texas with a few left over!

Thanks bob.


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