Thread: What kind of snake is this??
05-30-2010, 11:52 AM #1
What kind of snake is this??
I found this little guy when mowing the lawn. I've never seen one before. All I usually find on my property are garter snakes and rat snakes. This guy has cool brown/gold coloration. He got pissed when I tried to relocate him and rattled his tail but he has no rattle and clearly is no rattle snake. I thought he might be a copperhead buy he doesn't match the google image results...
05-30-2010, 11:54 AM #2
In Florida, I would call that a corn snake and they are awesome looking.
05-30-2010, 01:19 PM #3
I dunno if we have those here..
This isnt the land of reptiles like FL..
05-30-2010, 01:41 PM #4
That's not a copperhead.
See if you can get a better shot of its head.
I agree with Skip, I'm pretty sure it's either a harmless Red Rat Snake (a.k.a. Corn Snake), or a Great Plains Rat Snake, but its head is in the shadow. How long would you say it is? Down here in Florida the juveniles look more brown like that, as they mature they turn more of a golden-orange color. Run an image search on Google for "Red Rat Snake" also "Great Plains Rat Snake," and you'll see both of the color patterns I am talking about. These are great snakes to have around, they will kill all the mice and rats on your property. My son has had one is his collection for about 7 or 8 years.
05-30-2010, 02:00 PM #5
I let him go. His head was nothing like a copperhead from the pics I saw..
We never have anything here but garter snakes and black rat snakes so when I saw him, I thought he was cool.
CT is nothing like FL when it comes to reptiles, thats for sure. We have nothing exciting here.
He was a cool little guy...
05-30-2010, 02:26 PM #6
Down here in Florida we now have a breeding population of thousands of giant Burmese Pythons, they are slowly taking over the state and expected to move up and across the entire southeastern U.S. eventually... I feel kind of sorry for them because they didn't get here on there own, and now everyone is out to kill them because they are an invasive species. Unfortunately they are a big threat to our native fauna. I always liked non-venomous snakes as a kid, to me they are really cool animals. More here:
05-30-2010, 04:34 PM #7
It could be an Eastern Fox Snake. We have them here in Ontario. They behave similarly to a rattle snake, but are harmless. They are also a threatened species.
05-30-2010, 05:37 PM #8
We have Rattle Snakes here in Ontario
05-30-2010, 06:22 PM #9
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