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  • RalphKramden 

    Awesome video Alyssa! I found it both entertaining and informative (I'm sucker for corny jokes). I was thinking about going but, lazyness was winning out until I watched your video. I'm gonna go Moulton and get lost in some maize! I hope we see more from you soon.
    -RK

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  • RalphKramden 

    I'm not sure when you took this picture... but, if you're still looking for help identifying this snake here's what I found out by doing a Google Image search for "Texas Water Snake". According to most "experts" on the internet; the vast majority of the snakes we will see in/around water here in STX are Nerodia rhombifer rhombifer or Common Diamond-back Water Snakes (non-poisonous). But, your snake could also be a Cottonmouth (very dangerous!!). The website "bugsinthenews.com" says that it's very difficult to tell the difference between the dangerous Cottonmouth and the harmless Nerodia when they're on land because they share similar coloration and shape. However, when a Cottonmouth is in the water its body floats and, when a Nerodia is in the water, its body will rest mostly/entirely under the surface. Personally, I admire and respect all snakes since they help to keep our pest populations under control and, I treat all snakes in the wild as though they are dangerous and give them a wide birth.
    Hope this helps.
    -Ralphy

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  • RalphKramden 

    Between Janey, Jose & justamom, i can't take it... i'm drawn to tears by your collective words. Thanks guys. It's nice to know y'all live in my town.

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  • RalphKramden 

    Well said (as usual) Janey. Teachers are such an important part of who we become in adulthood. I'm going to make a point of thanking a teacher for being a teacher as often as I can.

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  • RalphKramden 

    I agree with Zorro. The simple life lesson from Janey is very good: stick to a budget, plan ahead and take in good advice from a pro. This advice applies to just about any purchase decision. I would just add one more for young people... get your Mom's advice and act on it!

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