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Old 06-02-2013, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by ChemEAngler View Post
Sure it was a copperhead? Northern watersnakes are often mistaken for copperheads, and the fact that you saw it in the water leads me to believe it was the non-venomous of the two.
That would be my vote. Unless it has a big triangular head, the color pattern is so close to a copperhead it will raise a few hairs for sure

If they are a watersnake they put off a nasty smelling musk if you try to catch one. I watched a buddy learn the hard way in my teen years I always just leave them alone.
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