When a northern water snake grabbed their trout, this couple could only sit back and watch.
The northern water snake is a common, non-venomous predator in many states where fishermen enjoy lakes and ponds. Among those is the Hawkeye State.
When a couple of fishermen were testing the waters in the northeastern part of Iowa, they were obviously doing something right. It wasn't too long before a snake took liking to their offering. However, the snake had other plans.
Watch the video below to see how it all went down:
NO TROUT FOR YOU!Jen Wiley and Nick Berg were enjoying their northeast Iowa trout fishing trip when this northern watersnake decided to join in the fishing fun. According to Jen, the trout got loose in the scuffle and the snake got off the pole and swam away just fine.Northern watersnakes can be found throughout Iowa and while they can be aggressive, they are NOT venomous.While some people call any water snake a "water moccasin," remember that this snake is not venomous, and the venomous cottonmouth snake is not found in Iowa.
Posted by Iowa Department of Natural Resources on Wednesday, July 18, 2018
This isn't the first time we've seen a water snake try to take somebody else's catch, but it may have been for Jen Wiley and Nick Berg. According to the Iowa DNR, both the snake and the trout got away to fight another day.
We'd like to give a big thanks to these two for sharing their great adventure! Here's to hoping the next shore lunch they hook will belong to them and not some marauding snake.