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Snakes in lakes.

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We sat by the lake tonight, I mentioned to Mysty that there was a snake in the water swimming towards us. Clearly for him, I was far too calm in saying this to him as he thought I was joking :P. When he realised I wasn’t, he sounded kind of concerned when he asked if we should move, I said only if we see the grass move in front of us :lol: . So what kind did we see?

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Could be one of several but the most likely is a grass snake.

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It could have been a cottonmouth they can kill :shock:
Checked Google 8-)
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I didn't know snales could swim. Why would they? How close to you was it, and did it come out of the water?

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If it looks at you appealingly with big round eyes then you can treat it like a cuddly puppy, or calf or anything else with sweet round eyes....

If it gives you a vertical slitty eyed look, then time to go home....

Lots of snakes swim, maybe even all of them.

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I double checked it was a snake and yes they can swim. No idea if it came out, long grass and we did not hang about. Nearly broke the speed record running home shouting mummy mummy. :lol:
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Catrose wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:37 pm
If it looks at you appealingly with big round eyes then you can treat it like a cuddly puppy, or calf or anything else with sweet round eyes....

If it gives you a vertical slitty eyed look, then time to go home....

Lots of snakes swim, maybe even all of them.
I read that bit to check their eyes who would be dumb enough to do that 8-)
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mysty wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:40 pm
I double checked it was a snake and yes they can swim. No idea if it came out, long grass and we did not hang about. Nearly broke the speed record running home shouting mummy mummy. :lol:
Untrue, you ran off :lol:

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jardiniere wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:35 pm
I didn't know snales could swim. Why would they? How close to you was it, and did it come out of the water?
We did actually sit for about ten minutes after I lost sight of it when it got to the long grass at the water’s edge. How close was it? The edge of the water was about a metre and half from where we were sitting. As to why it was swimming... because it was a warm evening...? :P

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mysty wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:41 pm
Catrose wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:37 pm
If it looks at you appealingly with big round eyes then you can treat it like a cuddly puppy, or calf or anything else with sweet round eyes....

If it gives you a vertical slitty eyed look, then time to go home....

Lots of snakes swim, maybe even all of them.
I read that bit to check their eyes who would be dumb enough to do that 8-)
You should have gone to specsavers....

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