What Breed Of Snake Is This?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by redhen, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Fat bugger was hanging around my cellar... then of course he went INTO my cellar. Probably making his way into my bed.. [​IMG] (my bedroom is connected to this cellar..)
    Hubby was going to kill it... [​IMG] I told him to leave it alone! [​IMG] (because i dont think its dangerous...)
    Just wondering what breed it is...
    PLEASE tell me it eats mice and rats.... and not cats..
    I think hes kinda cute... [​IMG]


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  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    his pupils look round, can you verify that? if so he's non poisionious.
     
  3. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    Looks like a Northern Water snake to me.. and "he" also looks very much like a SHE..
     
  4. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    it looks like a milk snake or corn snake in shead.great for you,bad for rats.
    nevermind-i didn't noticed where you were located at-sorry
    agreed,looks like a northern water snake
     
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  5. SierraView

    SierraView Chillin' With My Peeps

    Poisonous or not if I seen that getting into my bedroom I would die! [​IMG]
     
  6. chickenlover98

    chickenlover98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a King Snake to me.... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    Looks like a Northern Water snake to me

    Do you have a waterway nearby? I'd also say it looks like a northern watersnake. (Nerodia sipedon)​
     
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  8. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    If the belly was very colorful, then it was likely a Northern Water Snake, which is a species, not a breed. Breeds are man made.

    And the round pupil versus slit pupil 'trick' is a dangerous myth. It applies to MOST snakes in North America, but not all [​IMG]
     
  9. mamagardener

    mamagardener Chillin' With My Peeps

    I looked it up in my Audobon New England Field Guide. It looks like a Norther Water Snake, the picture in the guide looks very similar to yours. It says it is non poisonous, but that it will bite when handled. Habitat is ponds, rivers,swamps, and salt marshes. From Lake Champlain and Bangor, ME, south.

    All I know is around here I haven't seen one of those, just common green snakes and garter snakes mostly.
     
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  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Yeah, i live by a river and my backyard is woods and swamp area...
    We also have copperheads here. (didnt see any this year though).. [​IMG]
    We also have the garters here. I love those guys.. [​IMG]
    Thanks!
     

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