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Tortuga Tex on Water Snakes - Text Version

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Whoa! Better watch my step! There are quite a few water snake species in Texas , lets hav a look at them.

Water snakes are an important part of wetland communities and live anywhere there is water. They eat fish, frogs, worms, insects, small birds, mammals and turtles.

Some water snake like the diamondback water snake are common and often mistaken for cottonmouths, the only poisonous water snake species in Texas .

Many water snakes are very pretty.

Coastal water snakes like the gulf salt marsh snake live in bays and estuaries.

So don’t harm water snakes. Next time we’ll have a closer look at cottonmouths. ‘till then, take care of Texas .

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