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#6039533 - 11/19/15 06:20 PM Snake ID help...Good Snake now
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He WAS in my driveway, small fella.

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#6039539 - 11/19/15 06:22 PM Re: Snake ID help...Good Snake now [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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Prob a chicken snake or something doesn't look poisonous
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#6039552 - 11/19/15 06:30 PM Re: Snake ID help...Good Snake now [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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He was your local pest controller.

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#6039559 - 11/19/15 06:35 PM Re: Snake ID help...Good Snake now [Re: jetdad]
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Originally Posted By: jetdad
He was your local pest controller.


Yep, looks like a baby rat, or bull snake
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#6039565 - 11/19/15 06:39 PM Re: Snake ID help...Good Snake now [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Prob a chicken snake or something doesn't look poisonous


That has JUST enough resemblance to a Cooperhead to give me the High Step roflmao
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#6039673 - 11/19/15 07:31 PM Re: Snake ID help...Good Snake now [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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I'm gonna go with Rat snake. Non venomous but can be ornery when handled.
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#6039682 - 11/19/15 07:35 PM Re: Snake ID help...Good Snake now [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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Either Rat snake or possibly a Glossy snake.
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#6039697 - 11/19/15 07:40 PM Re: Snake ID help...Good Snake now [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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Not the kind to kill. When I learned to differentiate, there were no pesky rodents. My wife used to shoot/hack/kill all snakes, but she is learning to give some a pass.

It really is worthwhile to learn the difference. Two of my Grandkids can do it now because I take the time to teach them about all kinds of wildlife.

Marc
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#6039748 - 11/19/15 08:04 PM Re: Snake ID help...Good Snake now [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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That is a juvenile Prairie King Snake, very beneficial snake. In Texas, most are born in August and September, that one could be from a 'late' group. Very common snake, often mistaken for a Copperhead...by jittery folks. wink

They range in color from the brownish markings of your snake to a gray color (which then gets them killed...for a pygmy rattler) sigh........!

Seriously, I realize the average person doesn't "know their snakes', but the vast majority are harmless.

Thanks for sharing,

Flint.

Edit: Going to back up on the Prairie King and go with Juvenile Rat Snake in this instance (differences are subtle) but that specimen has a little too much head for a prairie king and also the marking (V) on the head is pointed the wrong direction. Would like to see the stripe through the eye...to be certain. Good snake in any case.


Edited by flintknapper (11/19/15 08:45 PM)
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#6039759 - 11/19/15 08:09 PM Re: Snake ID help...Good Snake now [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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edit duplicate


Edited by flintknapper (11/19/15 08:10 PM)
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#6039820 - 11/19/15 08:50 PM Re: Snake ID help...Good Snake now [Re: SniperRAB]
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Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Prob a chicken snake or something doesn't look poisonous


That has JUST enough resemblance to a Cooperhead to give me the High Step roflmao



What he said !!
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#6039827 - 11/19/15 08:53 PM Re: Snake ID help...Good Snake now [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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Registered: 03/17/09
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Loc: Mesquite, Texas
Rat snake see about dozen pics of these on various hunting webs all year long! These snakes are our on our side!
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#6040015 - 11/19/15 11:46 PM Re: Snake ID help...Good Snake now [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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Dead snake.

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#6040024 - 11/20/15 12:18 AM Re: Snake ID help...Good Snake now [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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That's a baby Texas Rat Snake, not aggressive and non-poisonous. Would have been good to have around. I used to have one as a pet.

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#6040030 - 11/20/15 01:07 AM Re: Snake ID help...Good Snake now [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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Yup rat snake, should've let that one live, caught one in my front yard bout a month ago, walked it down the street a little bit and let it go.
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