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What type Snake (pics)?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by SportTees, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. SportTees

    SportTees Songster

    I'm new to raising birds and I just found my first snke trying to get my birds. Can anyone tell me what kind it is? Its about 3 or 4 ft long!

  2. dixie chicken

    dixie chicken In the Brooder

    Can't see it's head, so don't know for sure but based on it's length and markings, I would guess a ratt snake. I just killed one about 4 1/2 ft long. It had a strangle hold on one of my young guineas who was still roosting in a chicken coop with it's chicken mama. I see quite a lot of these here in middle AL and usually end up killing one or two each summer. What happened to the snake in the pic? Snakes are about the only predator I have now that I have some good guard dogs. I hate snakes even though they are pretty creatures.
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    The pic is kind of hard to see the marking clearly but it looks like a rat snake. Did you get a pic of the snake's head by chance?
  4. SportTees

    SportTees Songster

    Quote:Sorry but I tryed my best to stay away from the head!! Thats the part that bites...
  5. SportTees

    SportTees Songster

    I googled rat snake and they appear to be good to keep around in that they keep most other snakes away and eat rats! They are very docile from what i read and people keep them for pets. I don't like snakes but its good to know some are docile and harmless except to the birds of course!
  6. kyle7630

    kyle7630 Songster

    Aug 14, 2008
    Semora NC
    Does it still have it's head???
  7. SportTees

    SportTees Songster

    Sorry it lost its head-- IT was to tangled in the cage to get out. Especially with me not knowing if it was poisonous.

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