ID help Please

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ID help Please

Postby MikeyT » Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:54 pm

Hi, this is my first post - please can someone help ID this little fella for me .. .I "think" it's a brown house ... but would love to confirm :D

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Re: ID help Please

Postby Qwerty » Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:01 pm

Looks like a brown water snake. Totally harmless.
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Re: ID help Please

Postby Allen G. Liebenberg » Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:56 pm

Hi .Just to be difficult this looks more like an Olive House snake or maybe a dark Brown house snake with head stripes-need a close up of head? :smt004 :smt004 :smt004
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Re: ID help Please

Postby Allen G. Liebenberg » Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:57 pm

Brown House snake with no head stripes-sorry.
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Re: ID help Please

Postby Westley Price » Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:01 pm

Definitely Brown Water Snake.
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Re: ID help Please

Postby MikeyT » Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:56 pm

Thanks for all your help/replies

Top of head as close as I could get (camera won't focus if any closer for some reason)

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Re: ID help Please

Postby MikeyT » Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:57 pm

so either a brown water snake or a brown/olive house snake ... in both cases ... not poisonous?
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Re: ID help Please

Postby Ryuu » Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:46 pm

Looks like a Brown water snake.. But the ones I usually came across had more pink/salmon on their belly.. the head and eyes look like a brown water snakes.
Westley is very good.. so I would go with him.
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