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Old 06-03-17, 07:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Need Help Please.......

My husband posted this on facebook in a snake group we are part of. I thought he might get better results here so I copied and pasted......

hi everyone. several weeks back, i came across a copperhead here in south carolina. not at all unusual. but this one was highly mellanistic. it was almost jet black and you could barely make out the pattern if you were close. i have been an avid fan of snakes for 40 years and have never seen this in a copperhead and i was just wondering if anyone else has? i'm assuming this doesn't occur very often.

I saw the same snake and our daughter and dog got to it before we did. She is knowledgeable enough to stop and tell us that it was a snake while holding the pit/boxer mix. Thanks in advance for any info.
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Old 06-03-17, 08:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Need Help Please.......

I'm not exactly sure what sort of help you are asking for. Do you have a picture of the snake?
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I would love to have seen a picture of this animal, they have been seen before but very rarily as far as I know. There are a lot of morphs in copperheads that have been found, like spotteds and stripeds.. Even Axanthic. Copperheads must be one of my favourite venomous snakes

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Really sounds like a case of water snake mistaken identity.
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