Snake at Lake Texana

Asked May 27, 2013, 9:09 PM EDT

Can you tell me what kind of snake this is, whether it's venomous, etc.? I saw it at Lake Texana on May 27, 2013,

Thanks,
Tom

Victoria County Texas snakes

1 Response

It appears from the pattern to be a brown water snake. Although not venomous, this one is often mistaken for a venomous snake because of its heart-shaped head.