Well thats the question, are they? i think now We found one of those. well my cat did, i dont think this one is a milk snake, it look sway more like a black racer, and teh tail rattels . i know it i snot a rattles snake, but i was readionmg that black snakes do this too. yes i hate snakes, i hate reading about them, but like a freind here told me. i may as well learn becouse we have a farm with land, woods , wet land.