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Old 10-31-2010, 10:43 AM   #1
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What kind of snake is this?

My wife for some reason puts these **** glue traps in the garage everytime around this time of the year and catches and kills harmless black snakes and it ticks me off. If I get to them first I let them go. This one, I haven't seen before....anyone know what kind it is? I let it go, was I in danger touching this thing??
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Old 10-31-2010, 02:17 PM   #2
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Old 10-31-2010, 02:29 PM   #3
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Re: What kind of snake is this?

I aint no snake exspurt but it bound to be harmless. The bad old snakes have a big triangular head cept for Coral snakes. I would release it unharmed if possible. They are very beneficial creatures. Keeps the raton population in check etc.

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Re: What kind of snake is this?

Looks like some kind of a gopher snake to me. We used to have a lot of them out in our area until it got built out with new homes. Now you don't see them anymore but you sure see a lot of gophers!
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Re: What kind of snake is this?

Next time try to pet his head and if it get's really pissed it's not a "cool" snake.


kinda resembles a gardener snake......http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt ... CBoQ9QEwAA

we've got a million of them but need them for the mouse control. I don't mind them.
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Old 10-31-2010, 10:35 PM   #6
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Re: What kind of snake is this?

Now that I looked at it again it looks a little thicker than our Gardeners Lew is probably right. Might want to verify at Snakes-4-u.com.
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Re: What kind of snake is this?

doesn't look very big... looks kinda like a corn snake.

the only venomous snakes we have around here are the eastern diamondback rattler and the copperhead. Like BW said, they sort of have a triangular head. The rest are constrictors. While not venomous, getting bitten can cause infection because of the bacteria they carry in their mouths.

for the trouble you have had with snakes in your garage, you should look into sealing it up some how. check all around and seal up any holes and maybe a new gasket at the garage door.
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Re: What kind of snake is this?

have all you guys saying it's harmless noticed Larry hasn't
been back here since the original post???
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have all you guys saying it's harmless noticed Larry hasn't
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Maybe I shoulda said poke it with a stick instead of "pet" it.
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