Diamondback water snakes can catch fish like all good anglers, it's just that they don't like sharing their honey hole.
The diamondback water snake is a nonvenomous serpent that is indigenous to the central United States and northern Mexico, and that's what these snakes certainly appear to be. It is sometimes misidentified as a cottonmouth or even a diamondback rattlesnake, but they are not a threat to people.
Even though this fishing snake can be very aggressive, they are not venomous, although they can emit a rank-smelling musk and even fecal matter when threatened.
Catching a group of them fishing in a small pool by a waterfall is a very fortunate happening, but watching two of them try to eat a caught fish from opposite ends is even more interesting.
Watch and see which snake will get lunch and which snake comes up empty.
The water moccasin is North America's only venomous water snake and has a distinguished triangular shaped head and thick body, unlike the diamondback water snake.
As with most species of water snakes, the diamondback water snake is fairly benign and solitary, sometimes appearing only to sun itself on the rocks or other calm places in the sun.
Even though they can sometimes reach lengths of up to 3 feet or more, this water snake pretty much keeps to itself while wandering the vegetation around rivers and streams.
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