Identify This Snake!! [pics]

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by DuckFanatic, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. DuckFanatic

    DuckFanatic Songster

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    I lifted up the duck pool to dump it, looking to see if there was and big bugs to throw to the chickens. I didn't see anything until I turned and fast movement caught my eye. I turned around to see what I thought was a big worm and was in a state of chock when I realized this was no worm at all.. but a SNAKE!! So as quickly as I could, I got the feisty little guy contained and took some quick pics. If the pics don't show it well, it is green with a yellow stripe along it's back and black spots. It is pretty small, but feisty! Before I let it go (far away), i'd like to know what it is. I am thinking it is poisonous because of it's bright colors? Thanks.

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  2. RoosterMania

    RoosterMania In the Brooder

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    Looks like a garter snake to me. Highly NON-venomous. Great eater of grasshoppers and frogs.
     
  3. Yep, its a garter snake. Lovely little fella's. I am still scared of him, but they are great to have around.
     
  4. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

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    I've read that they will even eat the venonmous snakes.
     
  5. Joecola123

    Joecola123 In the Brooder

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    idk wat it is dosnt look like the garter snakes here in PA mine are black with one yellow stripe. I would just be careful anyways.
     
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  6. I'm with Joe.....don't look like any garter snakes we have either. PLUS, the head is much larger than the body and diamond shaped. I cant say for certain what it is, but, I'd be very careful with it....and I ain't afraid of snakes!!!
     
  7. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    has an AWFULLY wide/big head for any garter snake I've ever seen... [​IMG] The garter snakes here are only 1 to 2' long, maximum, and heads are not much wider than the body. I'd err on the side of caution, just in case... [​IMG]
     
  8. Cara

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    I'm no herpetologist, but the shape of the head and body is an awful lot like our rattlesnakes. No rattles though.

    Please don't try and relocate a snake unless you're certain of the species, we'd hate for you to get bitten!
     
  9. Cara

    Cara Songster

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    Last edited: Aug 7, 2009

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