SNake lovers and anyone else! Warning- Snake pics added!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chicken_angler, Aug 6, 2008.

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  1. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
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    Hi. last night I saw a brown snake slithering through the yard. I grabed a shovel and pinned him down while my mom got a bat and then we killed him.I am wondering if anyone knows what type of snake this might be or if you know of a website I can look at. This is the second one I have spotted and my mom saw one and my dad saw one about 3 feet long. The 2 I found and the one my mom found are about a foot long. I can post pics of it if needed. Thanks for the help! Chickenman8
     
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    You know, some snakes can be beneficial.

    Some kill rats. I wouldn't be so quick to dispatch one unless you know what it is first.
     
  3. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
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    The ones we have killed so far have been black and can swim in water. The one we found yesterday was fast and it looks like a copperhead!
     
  4. brandywine

    brandywine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    99% of the "copperheads" people kill in a panic are milk snakes.

    Utterly harmless.

    Google image search and see.

    Or since yours is dead, perhaps he'd pose for a photo.
     
  5. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    Lol. My dad took it into work to ask the people that he works with what they think it is. Later on I can post a pic. Sorry
     
  6. dogzrule5

    dogzrule5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Copperheads have a very distinctive pattern on them and are not solid brown.

    The snake you saw was probably harmless - a brown rat snake or a hog nosed snake.

    Let us know what you find out.
     
  7. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
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    Ok well it is not all just brown. it has some stripes on it and some dots.
     
  8. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
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    people these days killing snakes *sigh* hog noses have turned up nose like a hog did it?, I was a happy hog noses father (I had an eastern hog nose coolest snake ever ) but he got aggressive
     
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  9. dogzrule5

    dogzrule5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It may have been a garter snake...beneficial...
     
  10. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
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    that is what my dad said but he is majorly colorblind.lol
     
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