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Diamondback Water Snake, RES

Discussion in 'Herp Photos' started by iturnrocks, May 6, 2005.

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  1. iturnrocks

    iturnrocks Elite Member

    Here are some photos of a Diamondback Water Snake we found a couple days ago in Labette County, Kansas.

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  2. iturnrocks

    iturnrocks Elite Member

    Here is a RES we found in the same creek.

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    Here is a shot of it in a 5 gallon bucket. The RES and diamondback water snake were photographed and released.

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  3. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    What's with the tail curling? Never seen that before. Trying its best to look like a rattler? Doing its best to provide a pseudo head?
     
  4. iturnrocks

    iturnrocks Elite Member

    I was surprised with the tail curling too, never seen that in a water snake before, only ringnecks
     
  5. DarkMagician207

    DarkMagician207 Elite Member

    definitely like the snake. great shots. :)
     
  6. Dawson

    Dawson Active Member

    Many species of snake do the tail curling as a form of defense, or rather, distraction. Some species, like the ring neck have taken it to an even higher degree and have a bright red underside that makes their tail even more visible when they curl it up and wave it around. If you're gonna get bit by a predator, better to be bit on the tail so the rest of you can get away. :)

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  7. Ebone' Patton

    Ebone' Patton Well-Known Member

    Cool Snake. Great pics.
     
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