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A US fisherman was left exasperated after a stubborn snake latched onto his catch. It took a knife to separate the two, after which both were released back into the water. The fishing incident, captured in a video clip titled “Fishing for a bonus snake,” occurred in Harris County, northwest of Houston, USA. The footage shows … …

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Its not bizarre nor rare as it sounds. Don't forget they can't regurgitate quickly, what thqey have started to swallow. The snake is probably a Nerodia or an Agkistrodon.

The genus Nerodia get a bad rep probably because they are often kept as wild caught, fresh imports. But one of my favorite snakes was a Nerodia fasciata, a long term captive. I admit to a fondness for this genus.

Nerodia are nonvenomus with an unfair reputation for poor tempermrnt, Agkistrodon are venomous but relatively sweet natured. An Agkistrodon is often reccommended as a first pet viper, for this very reason. The aquaric species is A  piscivorous. 

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