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Water Snake

Discussion in 'Garter & Water snakes' started by stormdas, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. stormdas

    stormdas Well-Known Member

    Got a call from a friend to remove a snake from under his porch. Poor thing was caught in a net, reason why it was there since Tuesday. I know it's not venomous and believe it's a water snake just don't know if it's a blotched or a diamond back. Gonna do some first aid for a couple cuts and get it rehydrated before releasing it.

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  2. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Poor guy, that looks painful! Good luck, hope he heals well!
  3. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    The neorida species I am familiar with all have a patterning on their back and bellies. It could possibly be a coachwhip.
  4. stormdas

    stormdas Well-Known Member

    After some research and some help from some local herpers, I found out it's a diamond back water snake.
  5. teach920

    teach920 Subscribed User Premium Member

    I'm glad you were able to rescue it from the net, and I hope it rehydrates, and stays healthy enough to thrive once it is back in it's natural surroundings.
  6. Yurusumaji

    Yurusumaji Elite Member

    Poor thing. Thank you for rescuing it!
  7. stormdas

    stormdas Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately he passed away Friday.
  8. DimitrisDaisy

    DimitrisDaisy Elite Member

    Aww that's too bad :( Poor guy
  9. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Thats too bad, sorry to hear that! It would have been a nice rescue and release type of experience!
    Get your friend to remove that net from under his porch, and hopefully there will be now more casualties from it!
  10. stormdas

    stormdas Well-Known Member

    I removed it when I picked the snake up. The wierd thing about all this was there was no water source for 5 miles. I can speculate all day what happened but from keeping myself from going insane I won't. Lol
  11. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    That is weird!
  12. stormdas

    stormdas Well-Known Member

    I think what happened was someone caught him in a net and took him home to remove the net, he escaped and ended up under my friends porch. A nieghbor of his told him that he keeps mothballs outside so it will keep the mice and snakes away. I have a feeling he got into those and that may of caused his death. Who knows, just a thought.
  13. David McConley

    David McConley Elite Member

    Just read this thread, sorry to hear he passed.

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