Snake Specialists and Snake Lovers!! Help Me Please?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by rodriguezpoultry, May 31, 2010.

  1. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    This pretty thing was found outside of my boyfriend's mom's house. They kept saying it was a copperhead, but I saw that it didn't have the "viper" head. So, I saved it from certain death by carrying it away. It seemed fairly calm, but still wasn't happy about the relocation.

    Any help on what it might have been?

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  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Milk snake??
     
  3. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    I love snakes ,have a few but can't help you with what that one is as I don't live in the U.S. be careful "relocating" snakes when you don't know what they are. All the snake catchers here is Oz will tell you that nearly all people bitten by poisoness snakes (and we have lots of deadly ones here) are either trying to kill them or thinking they will just relocate them as it must be a harmless one. My advice for you in future if you dont know what it is leave it be..
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I was using a pillow case and a stick. Doubt it could have done any harm there. But thank you. If it winds up being poisonous...ah well. But, at least this way, it has a chance to survive, whereas it would have been dead and gone by the whack of a shovel.


    Honestly, if I lived in Oz, I'd carry a shotgun everywhere. Daggum...more poisonous things there than nonpoisonous!
     
  5. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I was thinking the ratsnake also. Never, in 23 years, have I ever seen a non-black rat snake in OK. Weirdest thing I've ever seen. SOOO pretty!
     
  7. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah looks like some sort of rat snake. Definitely not a copper head lol.
     
  8. incubatingisfun

    incubatingisfun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look at the pupil of his eye. The snakes that are not poisonous will have a round pupil.
    It has been seen that non-venomous snakes are of a single color only and will rarely have a combination of colors.
    The snakes that are poisonous usually have an elliptical pupil, like the eye of a cat, which gives the impression of a small slit in the middle of the eye.
    If you see a snake that has stripes all the way, from head to tail, it will most probably be a non-poisonous snake.
    The snakes that have a spoon-shaped round head are non-venomous, while those with a flat head are venomous.
    A rattlesnake is the one that has a rattle on its tail and it is definitely poisonous.
    Poisonous snakes have a small depression between the eye and the nostril, known as a pit.
    In case of water snakes, the ones that have most of the body floating over water are surely venomous.
    Browse the internet and search about all the snakes in your area. This way, you will know all about the structure of all the poisonous ones and will be able to identify them easily.
     
  9. TwistedSerpent

    TwistedSerpent Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its not a copperhead, its a prairie kingsnake (you may want to think twice even about relocating them, they will eat other snakes including venomous ones).

    Edit - A baby prairie king, adults fade and brown out alot so they look different.

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  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    [​IMG] Relocation was 30 feet into the trees (away from the house and the highway). That looks just like him! I've never considered a snake "cute" before, but this one was definitely up there on that scale!
     

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