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Snake ID help...Good Snake now #6039533 11/20/15 12:20 AM
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He WAS in my driveway, small fella.

Re: Snake ID help...Good Snake now [Re: ETexas Hunter] #6039539 11/20/15 12:22 AM
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Prob a chicken snake or something doesn't look poisonous


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He was your local pest controller.

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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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Re: Snake ID help...Good Snake now [Re: SapperTitan] #6039565 11/20/15 12:39 AM
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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


Re: Snake ID help...Good Snake now [Re: ETexas Hunter] #6039673 11/20/15 01:31 AM
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I'm gonna go with Rat snake. Non venomous but can be ornery when handled.


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Either Rat snake or possibly a Glossy snake.



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Re: Snake ID help...Good Snake now [Re: ETexas Hunter] #6039697 11/20/15 01:40 AM
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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.

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Re: Snake ID help...Good Snake now [Re: ETexas Hunter] #6039748 11/20/15 02:04 AM
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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.

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Re: Snake ID help...Good Snake now [Re: SniperRAB] #6039820 11/20/15 02:50 AM
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Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
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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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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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Re: Snake ID help...Good Snake now [Re: ETexas Hunter] #6040015 11/20/15 05:46 AM
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Dead snake.


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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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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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Re: Snake ID help...Good Snake now [Re: ETexas Hunter] #6040102 11/20/15 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted By: ETexas Hunter
He WAS in my driveway, small fella.
wasn't a terrorist, should have given it a pass


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Had two a little bigger then that on my back porch. After multiple attempts they kept showing up there and since we have a doggie door had to permanently dispose of them. Hated to do it. One dropped one me one day moving some stuff on the porch.

I'm good w snakes. Had a couple as pets in my classroom when I taught science. They were really good at keeping whiney teachers out of my room.

That one looks like my corn snake I had which is a close cousin to the rat snake. Good to have around.

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Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
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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


this is why it got the boot

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Rat snake.. unless you have chickens, no reason to kill him!

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Re: Snake ID help...Good Snake now [Re: flintknapper] #6041878 11/21/15 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted By: flintknapper
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.


Well said.....all snakes are "good"....and only a few can actually harm you......


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Re: Snake ID help...Good Snake now [Re: ETexas Hunter] #6041888 11/21/15 04:24 PM
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young king or a hognose

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It is a Texas Rat(bull) snake. If yall use facebook, join this group- https://www.facebook.com/groups/whatsnakeisthis/. It pays to learn your snakes. Most snakes are good to have around.

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The Texas Rat Snake has and always will be an egg sucking predator for the quail population. I like quail more than snakes so I happily kill everyone of them I see. They will empty a nest of all the eggs as fast they can.


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My guess is Rat Snake. On another note I came across a small rattler Saturday night on the cliche road. Temp was dropping to 30 within 4 hours. My bet he didnt find the den in time.


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