Found Snake....Help can't identify.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ultimate1019, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. ultimate1019

    ultimate1019 New Egg

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    I found this snake and I have no clue what it is, Could someone help me out??


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  2. Bring

    Bring Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  3. possumqueen

    possumqueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The pattern looks like a copperhead, but the body is awfully thin. Copperheads and rattlers are usually thicker looking.
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    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!
     
  5. ladycrotalus

    ladycrotalus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Juvenile black rat snake

    harmless


    Edit: It looks nothing like a juvenile copperhead.

    Juvenile copperhead
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  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    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.
     
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  7. anngili

    anngili Chillin' With My Peeps

    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!
     
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Hmmm. I have several yellow rat snakes stealing eggs- I just have to get there first!


    I used to hang out in Cedar Creek!
     
  9. BooneHillbilly

    BooneHillbilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Colubrid family no worries
     
  10. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a rat snake to me!
     

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