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I had a snake come into my garage, fortunately my husband was able to kill it (while I freaked out). Can anyone identify it?
It could be a water snake, which isn't poisonous. It would be helpful to know where you are located.
That looks like a copperhead snake & they are dangerous venomous.
We live in Escondido, California. I found this in our backyard last night and am curious as to what type of snake it is.
I do not feel this is a venomous snake but I'm not sure anyone has correctly identified your snake.
Here are some photos of black king snakes - please wait a few moments for an individual photo to appear. https://www.goo =qPX4Dj2NDaph3M:
If you still feel you would like more information you can contact your local county extension office and they should be able to help you. Here is a link to help you find your county office.
My hubby found this snake mowing lawns, at work. We are in South Carolina. I'd like to keep it, but not if it is poisonous.
My buddy had this coming out of his attic. We are just curious what it is and the best way to keep them away.
Snakes enter an attic for warmth and food. Your friend probably has mice or rats in the attic. He may not see them because the snake is doing a good job of eating them.
I found this snake in our garden shed and I don't want to kill it if it's not dangerous. It looks bigger than it is; it's just a baby. Please let me know. I Googled Arkansas snakes and there are hundreds of pictures, but none match this one!
By Linda W. F
Try your state extension office, you may be able to email the picture to the agricultural agent for identification:
The banding on that snake is very interesting. I was taught the way to identify a poisonous snake was two-fold: triangular head and colours:
"Red touches yellow- kill the fellow! Red touches black - happy Jack"
Meaning if the red banding bordered yellow banding the snake was poisonous and the advice was to kill him before he bit and killed you.
(Not saying I agree with this, btw, because snakes are beneficial-they eat rodents before the rodents can eat your electrical wiring or other important things; if at all possible it's best to let snakes live since they are helping keep your property pest population down)
If the red banding touched the black banding, Jack (you or whomever was deciding if the snake is dangerous) could be happy and let the snake go on it's way.
But that is one unusual looking and coloured snake! It even looks as though it has a rattle at the end, but it sure doesn't look like any of the rattlers I grew up seeing in the American desert southwest.
I'd check with the agricultural agent to be sure, and to get some good free advice on figuring out what attracted that snake to your property.
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I think it resembles the worm snake. I used to play with them all the time when I was a child.
Here is a video link that will work to show you what a worm snake looks like:
The "snake" in the photo is actually a lizard. It is a Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus sp.).
What kind of snake is solid black with white stripes about an inch apart? It was roughly about 3 to 4 feet in length and about an inch in diameter, fast, and very aggressive.
It may be a eastern king snake, non-poisonous.
I do remember he is a good guy. Goes after rattlers. Was it a king? Don't quote me. Main thing, do not hurt him.
http://www.blur com/q865770.html This should help you out. He is harmless and just likes to be left alone. King Snake..great to have around if you don't want rattlers, same with Bull Snakes.
Kingsnake or Garter/Ribbon Snake, depending on whether the stripes run across the body(king) or down the body(garter).
We found this snake in our back yard yesterday. Our neighbor thinks it is a moccasin. It is red and black striped with a whitish belly. The head does have black lines from the eyes to lips and the head is a diamond shape. We live in Tampa Florida and there is a conservation area out back.
Today I saw a snake just in front of the door of my terrace. Does anyone know the type? Is it dangerous? It was beautifully colored bronze and so attractive that for a moment I was thinking to catch it!
I need to know what kind of snake is this? It was out side our house. I live in southwest Houston, TX. Is this poisonous?
By David J.
Hardiness Zone: 8a
By APRIL from SC
it's hard to say, looks like a ground rattler maybe. Careful though it appears to have a diamond shaped head which is a good indicator of poison
It helps to identify the region where the snake was found. The photo was too low resolution to make a positive i.d., but I think one of these may be your snake --- good news, if so, because they are both non-poisonous. My bet is on the "rat snake" Your snake clearly lacks rattles, so is not a rattler.
This looks like a Water Moccasin or Cottonmouth, but it is actually a non-venomous species known as the Diamondback Water snake. They have evolved to resemble poisonous snakes so other, bigger predators will leave them alone. However, they are still very nasty, and when provoked, will take a hunk of flesh.
Notice how he arches his neck when provoked, and how the head itself is "diamond" shaped, closely resembling that of a viper. This is a much calmer Ribbon Snake. This one has green stripes, but they come in many different colors.
From the picture, I can not make a definate determination. Here are a couple of links to snake pictures. Since you or your father-in-law saw it close enough to take the picture, you would be the only ones that could definately determine.
I keep the second one handy as we live in the NE GA area and are surrounded by water and forest.
I hope this helps you. Sorry I couldn't help more.
Looks like the very rare but much feared rattleheaded copper moccasin to me.
I agree with the post about the head shape. I was always taught that the diamond shaped head of a snake means that it is poisonous. How worrisome!
By john becker from Plant C, FL
It is a type of rat snake. Google images Texas rat snake and you will probably see it.
I have heard people talk about a bull snake and was wondering what it is. It is from Florida.
I found this snake in the Dominican Republic a couple of years ago in July/August. I've been wondering what kind of snake it is ever since. Could anybody help? I don't have a better picture unfortunately.
By Doc Doris from Inkster, MI
What kind of snake is this? I think black racer, but I just want to make sure. He's been in this spot for 3 days now and I have a toddler that can't play in the yard till he's gone.