Baby Snake Picture

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Ladysonja, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. Ladysonja

    Ladysonja Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Porter, Texas
    Good Morning All -

    I was hoping you could help me identify this baby snake I found this morning?

    I live in SE Texas. Markings: Black, with a Yellowish/White dot on the head. Yellow Strips down the length of the snake and small Yellowish/White dots down it's body. I'm guessing it was about 12 inches (maybe more) long.

    It appeared to have ate something because it's body was pretty plump.

    My 4 month old box/mix found it this morning. It didn't appear to be aggressive, but then again it looked like it ate something waiting for the sun to warm it up.

    I apologize for the pictures, but I have added them for visual assistance.

    My concern is that it maybe posionous. If so, I'll have my eye out for it again. I hear that baby snakes can be more deadly than adult snakes.

    If it is not, then live and let live. I don't know much about snakes... we hardly ever see any around here... I just want my dogs and my family to be safe.


  2. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
  3. mistylady

    mistylady Songster

    Jun 1, 2008
    Ohio near Coshocton
    If the head is triangluar in shape then its a bad snake. I know the snake people on here will hate this but I dispatch snakes near the house/chicken coop. We have a cat to kill mice and the snakes have lots of land to roam. They don't need to be near the chickens or the kids. Some bad snakes eat good snakes so I don't want any snakes drawing more snakes here. My husband has two huge black rat snakes that live in "his" garage. The garage isn't near the house. He lets them stay there to eat mice, birds and to keep me out of his tools since I won't go in the garage due to the snakes. Out in the pastures I leave snakes alone unless they have a triangle head. And every snake I have had hubby pick up and move from near the house has come back. We have an abundance of snakes here.
  4. Suess hens

    Suess hens Songster

    May 4, 2008
    Altadena, CA
    If you are having a snake issue, find someone that has King Snakes, specifically the ringed ones. Ask them for the snakes sheds and spread them around your coops and yard. These sheds deter the "bad snakes" and most snakes actually. There is a scent left on them similar to that of a coral snake....and other snakes don't want to mess with that. You don't need the actual snake...just their shed.
  5. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Songster

    Looks like a nice fat garden snake like we have here in pa..offly thin one that just had a meal......
    also here we have good snakes that eat bad ones..

    Like black snakes and black racers are known to eat rattle snakes and copper heads here..

    Last edited: Aug 26, 2008
  6. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Quote:That is what I was thinking to....
  7. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Looks like a garden snake to me as well
  8. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Songster

    Jul 10, 2008
    Collinsville, Oklahoma
    I would definantly check it head, but from the pic it does not look poisonous.
  9. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    It does look a lot like a garter snake (no guys, they aren't called "garden" snakes) except I have never seen one with the yellow dot on his head. Whatever it is, it is not venomous. [​IMG] Cute little guy with his full tummy. [​IMG]
  10. cyanne

    cyanne Songster

    May 19, 2008
    Cedar Creek, TX
    Quote:Actually, it has nothing to do with them smelling like coral snakes, it's because many types of kingsnake eat other snakes. That makes them a great resource, because they even eat poisonous snakes. Unfortunately, most people don't bother to figure out what kind of snake they have before they kill it, so they are just as likely to kill a good snake as a bad one.

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