Snake ID

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  1. Drahts

    Drahts 12 pointer

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    Can anyone ID this species?

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  2. bearleft

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    Gray or Black Rat Snake
     
  3. Gooser

    Gooser 6 pointer

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    Had one in my basement about a month ago baby looked just like it. like bearleft said it’s a rat snake the dam things find there way in my basement every year!!
     
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  5. Drahts

    Drahts 12 pointer

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    thanks Y'all! I'll load it up and take it down the road a ways and let it go.
     
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  6. 00noturkey

    00noturkey 12 pointer

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    Hate the head, looks near triangular.
     
  7. That doesn’t mean anything. Almost any snake will flatten its head to appear exactly as that. A grey rat snake and many other non-venomous species will rattle their tails against leaves to try and give the appearance of a rattler. They’re both defensive mechanisms.

    Check out the head on this harmless northern diamondback watersnake. Most all of your watersnakes have triangular heads naturally.

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  8. skruske

    skruske Spike

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    Cuddly noodle, not danger noodle. ;)
     
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  9. Brody

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    All venomous snakes in N America have a diamond shaped pupil. Non-venomous snakes in N America have a round pupil. Coral snakes are red next to yellow kill a fella. Don't know about there pupil.
     
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  10. bondhu

    bondhu 12 pointer

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    Well there you go , art not be no trouble to see their pupil. LMOA
     
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  11. Corals have round pupils but the rest of the venomous pit vipers normally have elliptical shaped except when they are dilated in low light conditions. Make sure you carry a flashlight to shine in their eyes ha.
     
  12. KYote-Krusher

    KYote-Krusher 12 pointer

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    Riiiigggtt!!

    Say Bub ... here's a magnifying glass ... would you mind checking that snake's pupils for me .... uhhhh .... I forgot my glasses.

    I'll stand right over here and thanks a bunch. o_O :D :D
     
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  13. Brody

    Brody 8 pointer

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    After they are dead is what I meant. I seen people call watersnakes and even cowsuckers, copperheads! Pupil is 100% foolproof id.
     
  14. 00noturkey

    00noturkey 12 pointer

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    Well, spew my beer! thay say copperheads smell like cucumbers. I dont know, i never been close enough to smell one. :D:p
    i never worry about having dry eyes here. :rolleyes:
     
  15. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    other than coral snakes, which are quite obvious, our bad snakes do not have round pupils. quite easy to identify.
     
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