Diamondback Water Snake eating a Catfish

AtTheWallAtTheWall Big grinsPosts: 36Registered Users Big grins
edited April 23, 2009 in Wildlife
Captured during one of my many forays on the Upper reaches of the Texas Guadalupe River....north fork section miles above Hunt.


Diamondback Watersnake with his meal....a Channel Catfish.

Rob

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  • Cygnus StudiosCygnus Studios Commercial Photographer San Francisco's North BayPosts: 2,195Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 21, 2009
    Now that is an interesting sight.
    Steve

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  • dniednie Major grins Posts: 1,351Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Major grins
    edited April 21, 2009
    dear lord! I would have died before I could have snapped the picture!
  • mrnickonmrnickon Big grins Posts: 54Registered Users Big grins
    edited April 21, 2009
    Is this the same as what we used to call "water mocassins?"
  • AtTheWallAtTheWall Big grins Posts: 36Registered Users Big grins
    edited April 23, 2009
    Thank you - it was pretty intense to work up onto this scene. Not sure if the old snake made it through the swallow...left them in that state and moved on.

    Is this the same as what we used to call "water mocassins?"

    No and at first glance, some would think this particular snake is a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake...literally the same markings. They have teeth but no venom and not very common in the Texas Hill Country. The Cottonmouth or Water Mocassin is much darker in color with different markings along it's back.


    Rob
  • SoonerShawnSoonerShawn Major grins Posts: 128Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 23, 2009
    Great capture...one of those times you were glad to have a camera with you. I would usually see something like this while I was out fishing and not have a camera with me. Very neat!
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