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Old Apr-21-2009, 10:44 AM
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Diamondback Water Snake eating a Catfish
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.


Old Apr-21-2009, 11:03 AM
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Now that is an interesting sight.

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Old Apr-21-2009, 01:13 PM
dnie is offline dnie
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dear lord! I would have died before I could have snapped the picture!
Old Apr-21-2009, 01:46 PM
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Is this the same as what we used to call "water mocassins?"
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Old Apr-23-2009, 10:46 AM
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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.

Old Apr-23-2009, 12:43 PM
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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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