How to spot a venomous water snake

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A lot of folks are going to the lake or tubing on the river this summer, and the weather is bringing out an unwanted guest... water snakes!

By SELENA GARZA
News 4 San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO - With the weather getting hotter, that means snake season. If you come across one, there's a way to tell the difference between a venomous and non-venomous water snake.

Almost all venomous snakes swim on top of the water. Venomous snakes swim with their lungs inflated, leaving the majority of their bodies afloat. So if you see its entire body on top of the water, know that it's venomous.

Remember, snakes are actually more scared of us than we are of them. The only reason they bite is because they are startled or find you as a threat, especially venomous ones.How to spot a venomous water snake
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