The first pic is a Mississippi Green Water Snake. The second pic is our visitor. They look a lot alike. It says he can be 16-50 inches long. Good thing Dean killed him because as freaked out as I was over the 36 inch one, 50 would drive me to drink, A LOT.
Apparently, these type of snakes like "permanent bodies of water, especially in open country & around open cypress lakes & marshes". Um, ok. I live in Baton Rouge, in a subdivision, in the middle of the city. I have no lake or marsh. I really hope these visitors haven't mistaken my pool for a "permanent body of water". That wouldn't be good. Here's another fun fact. They give birth to 8-34 baby snakes. Do you know what that means?? It means that there are AT LEAST 6 more somewhere out there. I'm concentrating on the the 8 & not so much the 34. I'm hoping they have some sort of sixth sense & know of the demise of their family & will leave the area immediately.
I'm linking to Outdoor Wednesday hoping that someone can positively I.D. "the visitor".