What kind of snake is this?

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  1. Prospector

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    I promise I won't listen, but do want to see
     
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  3. Fafa fofo

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    The balls on Mocking Birds have to be the most disproportional in the animal kingdom. They will challenge so much. Saw one attacking full on a Red-tailed Hawk. Couldn’t understand why that hawk didn’t just fuck him up. Mocking Bird was dove bombing him over and over mid flight.
     
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    I want to put one up, and think i have the perfect place picked out on the back side of the house that is up high and away from trees.
    But the wife would freak the fuck out if she knew
     
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  5. Owsley

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    Bat houses are great, but be prepared for it to take a while (I’m talking a year +) for them to start utilizing them. When we’ve placed them for projects, we typically try to seed it with some local guano if possible.
     
  6. Jake Scott

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    Moved into a new house, previous owner kept bees. The full setup is down in my backyard. I'm too much of a pussy to try it.
     
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  7. Jax Teller

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    Oh my wife would definitely make sleep in the car if I start talking about buying guano lol.

    For years there would always be 1 or 2 at most (mostly just one) dive bombing my parent's pool at night in North bama. Made for fun nights when you're having a nice little drunk night swim and get dive bombed.
     
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    Had a maneater of a beaver at work a few weeks ago that I snapped a pic of. If i remember later on I'll post.
     
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  9. Zebbie

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    they’ll dive bomb the shit out of cats too
     
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  11. Jax Teller

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    We have a short, one story house so my only options would be install a tall pole or climb a tree.
     
  12. dblplay1212

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  13. Jax Teller

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    WTF
     
  14. bigred77

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    Its an alligator lizard fighting back from inside the snake
     
  15. BP

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    I was about to go with deer.
     
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  16. Ray McKigney

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    Saw this moulting in my neighbors yard the other day

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  17. UncleJesse

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    You mean your former neighbor because you moved, right?
     
  18. Ray McKigney

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    Anyone have any ideas what kind of snake produced that bad boy?
     
  19. Owsley

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    Based on length, thickness, and being found in a neighborhood (at least I assume so), I think it’s fairly safe to assume it’s from a rat snake.
     
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  20. Ray McKigney

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    Much obliged
     
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  21. JonK

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    you must check the walls of your house for bees they make honeycombs in the walls.
    most of the time they dont sting .
    but it will scare you .
     
  22. AIP

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    Lol hehehe
     
  23. infected donkey

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  24. Fafa fofo

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    Owsley, is this a Cooper’s?
     

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  25. Angry Dolphin

    Angry Dolphin In that cool mountain air on a appalachian trail

  26. Owsley

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    I think this is an immature red-shouldered.
     
  27. Angry Dolphin

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    Owsley what species is that?
     
  28. Owsley

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    Juvenile cottonmouth
     
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  29. Angry Dolphin

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    Fuck. I let it be but it was close to the house.
     
  30. Tiffin

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    I never get to see any with that pronounced of a pattern.
     
  31. dblplay1212

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    Snake orgy?
     
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  32. tigr2ndbase

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    Not a copperhead?
     
  33. Owsley

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    Nope. They’re in the same genus, so there are similarities though.
     
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  34. Tiffin

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    Ran into a friend on the morning walk.

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  35. Druce

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    To my untrained eye that is a turtle, and then a turtle and a dog in the 2nd pic. Owsley please confirm
     
  36. HatterasJack

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    Would make a decent band name.
     
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  37. Gunners

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    Florida banning having venomous unless they’re for exhibit, wonder what happens to all those snakes
     
  38. Owsley

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    Not familiar with this, but I’d imagine they’re grandfathered in and there will always be loopholes to get around it.
     
  39. Owsley

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    Unfortunately no snakes, but some nice pics from field work this week. Spoilered for size/quantity.

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  40. dblplay1212

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  41. Owsley

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    Some days are better than others, yeah.
     
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  42. dblplay1212

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    What do you do out there? I think you've said before but I can't remember.
     
  43. Owsley

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    I was doing wetland delineations and water quality monitoring this week, but also do fish, bird, reptile/amphibian, aquatic insect, and physical habitat surveys among other things. I do plenty of desk work too - report writing, permitting, trend analysis, GIS, that sort of stuff.
     
  44. dblplay1212

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    Sounds hot. And humid.
     
  45. Prospector

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  46. Owsley

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    It is, and it’s also very cold and wet at times which is much more miserable. You’re constantly dealing with biting/stinging insects (chiggers are the worst), ticks, poison ivy, briars, extreme weather, wild dogs, and methed out rednecks. It would take life changing money for me to trade it for a traditional desk job though. I get a lot of time alone in nature which allows me plenty of time for self reflection and introspection, and I honestly think it’s made me a better person.
     
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  47. dblplay1212

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    Yea definitely not for everyone but glad you like it. I can definitely seeing it having some cool days.
     
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  48. Owsley

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    Southeast Georgia and northeast Florida. Alapaha, St. Mary’s, and St. John’s River basins.
     
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  49. Barves2125

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    I always learned 2 distinctions to help identify:
    1) juvenile cottonmouth usually has a dark band leading back from the eyes to the body
    2) copperheads generally have smoother edges on their bands

    Curious to know if that's how an amateur (though I'm not so sure you're still an amateur at this point) herpetologist such as yourself knows the difference or what you look for. I also learned it doesn't matter which one it is because they will both fuck you up so leave them alone regardless. And believe me when I tell you that I do exactly that if I can.
     
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