Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by Argent, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. I think it's just a Northern watersnake

    but he was cool looking and just was chillin on a lillypad!

  2. JDann24


    Dec 15, 2007
    Garland, Texas
    Ugh, I can't stand snakes...
  3. the only shooting i do of snakes is with a gun. can't stand snakes.

    great pic, the head and the plants being in focus looks great
  4. cre8foru


    Dec 1, 2007
    Atlanta GA
    This is a Massasauga rattlesnake. You can tell it is poisonous by its elliptical shaped eye. All non-poisonous snakes in the USA have round pupils except the Coral Snake.
  5. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Paul, you are a very brave man for getting this shot. If I came upon this creature, I would be gone like a cool breeze on a summer's day.
  6. YIKES!

    well glad I was up on the boardwalk above it and not where it could get me!
  7. petpoor


    Jun 29, 2006
    I may be wrong be I believe that this snake is being considered to be added to the Federal endangered species list so please do not kill one if you spot another. :smile:

  8. 3whiteroses


    May 23, 2008
    Nice shot but snakes are creepy!
  9. cre8foru


    Dec 1, 2007
    Atlanta GA
    I think you are right. I read online that Michigan is one of their last strong holds.
  10. yes - I was just on the Michigan DNR page and found an observation report to fill out etc

    never realized how rare that is - makes me feel even better about being able to see one!