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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ultimate1019, Sep 8, 2009.
I found this snake and I have no clue what it is, Could someone help me out??
Just wondering why you killed it. Snakes keep rats and other preditors away. Unless it has a rattle or a diamond shaped head it most likely isn't poisonous.
The pattern looks like a copperhead, but the body is awfully thin. Copperheads and rattlers are usually thicker looking.
I don't know where you are and that makes it much harder to narrow it down.
I live in South Carolina, and there is a website for snake pictures of SC. Try googling snake pics in your state.
We don't kill non-venomous snakes here either. Now, venomous? Dead. I had a dog bitten by a copperhead earlier this year, we killed it and vac-packed it for the vet!
Juvenile black rat snake
Edit: It looks nothing like a juvenile copperhead.
Quote:I agree. I googled copperhead pics, and it looks to be a juvenile American Copperhead. Be VERY careful with killing and disposing of those devils, the head stays reflexively active for quite a while.
Good job you did kill it.
ETA, It DOES closely resemble the rat snake juvenile, but my bet is still on copperhead because of the pattern differences.
Well, good for controlling rodents but they will eat eggs if given the chance, at least the large ones will. I found that out when I tried to grab an egg at the back of a friend's coop; it was just being eaten by a rat snake. He got relocated but came back 3 more times so he's dead now. She usually likes them around, just not when they've decided to eat eggs instead of rodents!
Hmmm. I have several yellow rat snakes stealing eggs- I just have to get there first!
I used to hang out in Cedar Creek!
Colubrid family no worries
looks like a rat snake to me!