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3 minutes ago, OMC said:

Thanks for all the responses 

He is doing better and being released later today but with restrictions. 

Glad he's doing better.

If anything from this he'll have an awesome story to tell about the time he went wading and survived a venomous snakebite!!

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16 hours ago, OMC said:

Thanks for all the responses 

He is doing better and being released later today but with restrictions. 

So what did the doctors say it was from just a bad reaction to a water snake bite or a poisonous snake?  

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1 hour ago, Buck154 said:

So what did the doctors say it was from just a bad reaction to a water snake bite or a poisonous snake?  

They never figured it out so no one really knows for sure. 

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8 minutes ago, Buck154 said:

Then not a copperhead or timber rattler

A northern water snake does NOT have fangs.  Only a venomous snake does. 
 

 

Do Copperheads Swim Underwater?

Copperhead snakes are not water snakes, which means that they cannot breathe underwater. They must come up to the surface to breathe every few minutes. These snakes have special valves in their nostrils called glottis that close when they go underwater so they can stay submerged for longer periods of time.

Even though these snakes can’t breathe underwater, they are still excellent swimmers. So, be wary of ponds and lakes where these snakes might be lurking!

Can A Copperhead Snake Bite You In The Water?

Copperhead snakes, even though they are not true water snakes, are still venomous and can bite you even when they are underwater. If you’re swimming in a body of water and you see a copperhead, it’s best to get out of the water as quickly as possible.

Even though copperheads are not aggressive, they will still bite if they feel threatened. So make sure to give it a wide berth should you find one in a body of water.

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4 minutes ago, JHbowhunter said:

A northern water snake does NOT have fangs.  Only a venomous snake does. 
 

 

Do Copperheads Swim Underwater?

Copperhead snakes are not water snakes, which means that they cannot breathe underwater. They must come up to the surface to breathe every few minutes. These snakes have special valves in their nostrils called glottis that close when they go underwater so they can stay submerged for longer periods of time.

Even though these snakes can’t breathe underwater, they are still excellent swimmers. So, be wary of ponds and lakes where these snakes might be lurking!

Can A Copperhead Snake Bite You In The Water?

Copperhead snakes, even though they are not true water snakes, are still venomous and can bite you even when they are underwater. If you’re swimming in a body of water and you see a copperhead, it’s best to get out of the water as quickly as possible.

Even though copperheads are not aggressive, they will still bite if they feel threatened. So make sure to give it a wide berth should you find one in a body of water.

Nice copy and paste Jack. Hard to say those are fang marks. All snakes have lots of teeth. If it was a copperhead then the blood test will show it. 

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25 minutes ago, JHbowhunter said:

A northern water snake does NOT have fangs.  Only a venomous snake does. 
 

All snakes have teeth and northern water snakes have some of the nastiest. My guess it was a bite from a NWS.

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