Girl Fearlessly Holds a Diamondback Water SnakeFacebook: Jessica Harken
Is a diamondback water snake safe to handle?
By all counts, it appears to be the fairly common, non-venomous Nerodia rhombifer, more commonly known as the diamondback water snake.
You'll have to decide if you'd want to handle an aggressive snake like this.
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Many of us have been handling snakes and other critters since we were kids, but sometimes erring on the side of caution is best.
This certainly seems to be a safe-to-handle common water snake, but most folks should stay away from reptiles such as these, as they could be mistaken for a lethal one.
What do you think this is?
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