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    First I don't have a pic, so You'll have to go with my description.

    I was walking around a pond, looking for reptiles and cp's. I found some nice D.intermedia and a glass lizard. Anyway I was walking about 4 ft from the water edge because of some heavy vegetation at the waters edge. I saw the tail of a very stocky snake. It quickly disappeared into the bushes beside the water. It was a smokey black color with some yellow dots. Now if it wasn't for the yellow dots I would have little doubt that it was a cottonmouth.

    I poked around in the bushes looking for it but there was no sign of it.

    Any guesses?

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    Yellow spotted Cottonmouth.







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    yeah I thought the same thing, but I don't think they are native to this area.
    Maybe Alphawolf will respond. He should know if the yellow spotted cottonmouth is native to NC.

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    Or anywhere else on this planet. LOL!
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    not sure Ozzy, ill flip through some of my snake books at home........
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    Yellow-bellied sap sucker?? Oh...that's a bird. Sorry. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

    Dotcom snake? Yellowpolkadotbikini snake?

    Maybe it was a pigment of your imagination.
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    Speckled kingsnake?

    When I was a kid in Mississippi, we dropped into a log fort some other kids had made in the nearby woods. Something moved and we saw a dark snake with lots of yellow spots. I can calmly estimate it's length at about 43 ft and it was as thick as a telephone pole. A slithery, malevolent telephone pole. We organized an exit plan and methodically climbed back out. Not even remotely hollering or trampling or knocking each other out of the way. That's what panic-stricken boys would do. I later learned it was probably a Speckled Kingsnake.
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    That's too far north for a speckled kingsnake isn't it? I know the Outer Banks Kingsnake, and the Common Kingsnake live there, but I don't think the speckled would be found there.
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