What do the eyes look like? The species of poisonous snakes in PA have a slitted pupil and a pit on the face , and non poisonous have a round pupil and no pit. The three species are all in the pit viper family- Copperhead, Rattlesnake and Massasauga.
corn snakes are wonderful for keeping away wild rats and mice...its a shame this guy is now gone...he was a pretty big one and you very well may now see an increase in mice and rats around your property
Same exact snake that was INSIDE my quail pen last week and ate my best Texas A&M quail hen. They are terrifying. So sneaky. And when you walk up to a pen and think there are just nice little quails inside and get confronted with the ugly thing ..............
I know they are good for rats and the like, but not in my backyard! It makes me not want to even go outside.