Is a brown spotted white snake, olive green on top in a lake poisnous.
We were fishing yesterday, and one was tring to get our fish. It had it's mouth on one, but let it go when I pulled the fish out of the water. Is it save to eat the fish.
Thank you for your question.While there are a number of snakes who might have been keen to have your fish (ie Plain Belly Water Snake, Banded Water Snake, Mississippi Green Water Snake, etc), the only poisonous water snake in the United States is the Water Moccasin (aka Cottonmouth). They look like this (LINK1, LINK2). If this white mouthed snake was trying to steal your fish, then I would discard this fish to be safe.
I hope this information is helpful. Please do let me know if you have any further questions. If you have no further questions, feedback is always appreciated.
All the best,
I am a veterinarian with extensive experience in reptile medicine and a love of snakes.
Hi Janet,I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?nekovet
I was satisfied with your answer. Thank You.
You're welcome.Take care,Dr.B.Please remember to only rate my answer when you are 100% satisfied. IF you feel the need to click either "Helped a little" or "I expected more", please stop and reply to me via the REPLY or CONTINUE CONVERSATION button with the issue you have. I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek. Otherwise, clicking the 5 stars or 'happy face' icon on the new rating system will allow me to receive credit for assisting you today. Thank you.
I just replied in your, get answer box. I rated your answer a 10. The $15 was taken out of my account the 19th of June. You should get your money for helping me. I was satisfied with your answer. Thank you.
Thank you, I do appreciate that wee update (the new feedback/accept service has had everything in a bit of a tizzy this month). I am also grateful for the positive feedback and the opportunity to help you with these sneaky fish stealing snakes Take care & all the best,Dr. B.