What kind of snake is this?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Bramsmom, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Bramsmom

    Bramsmom In the Brooder

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    [​IMG] I found this in my barn today when I went out to check on my chickens. Is it a copperhead?[​IMG]
     
  2. kellieg1

    kellieg1 Chirping

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    Yes, I believe so. [​IMG]
     
  3. chickensioux

    chickensioux Songster

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    Looks like a copperhead to me. [​IMG]
     
  4. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Yes that's a copperhead. What did you do with it?
     
  5. tsmith1499

    tsmith1499 In the Brooder

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    Not sure of species, but if it were in MY barn it would be a DEAD snake!!
    I don't mind the non poisenous ones but the DW hates them all!! The problem with snakes are when they are in my loft, the mice are outside and when the mice are inside the snake is outside hibernating in the ground. Not a very effective mouse controller.
     
  6. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Songster

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    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww .. I would not have been able to take a pic of that, I would have run so fast there would have been a smoke trail......
     
  7. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Songster

    Sep 23, 2011
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    Copperhead also known as a Water Moccasin. They are a venomous snake species.
     
  8. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Songster

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    yep copper head you should kill it i think
     
  9. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Songster

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    copperheads and water mocs are different snakes..
     
  10. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

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    Copperhead also known as a Water Moccasin.

    Those are two different species

    The OP's snake is a Copperhead, and looks nothing at all like a Water Moccasin​
     

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