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Old 07-11-2008, 11:16 AM   #1
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Anyone know what type of snake this is?
My son and his friend were playing outside with our dog and they found this snake. I googled around a bit but didn't find anything it matched perfectly...so was wondering if you guys could tell me what type it is
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:35 AM   #2
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I showed the picture to my husband he thinks it might be a timber rattler snake, if it has the rattle on the tail. He couldn't see if it did.
Now if it doesn't than oops he could be wrong .

I don't think that I would have the kids play with it until you know for sure what type of snake it is. hopefully it will just slither away and not be anything dangerous.



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Hiya Dustina,
It's a corn snake (non poisonous) eats vermin (rats mice n such).
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...&ct=image&cd=1
there's a pic of one there hun.
It's ok they're good to have in the yard or barn. Just remind the kids that if they leave the snake alone the snake will leave them alone.
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:41 AM   #4
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Thanks guys

The one thing that made it odd was it tried to coil up and rattle the tail...but it didn't have a rattle...it does look like the corn snake photo...I called my n'bor and he didn't know what it was...sent a picture to my dh and mom through e-mail

fear of heading towards the kids/dogs/cats might have caused someone to freak and it was taken care of for her...so she wouldn't worry...but I wanted to know what it was in case there is more
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:47 AM   #5
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Sometimes Dustina,
One type of snake will mimic another's behavior in defence of istelf.

ETA: here's a pic of a timber rattler so no worries hun.
http://herpcenter.ipfw.edu/index.htm...ke/index.htm&2
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Glad that it is not dangerous to anyone. Now that you say that my daughter-in-law's son has a corn snake. I haven't seen it because I really hate snakes. I freeze up and can't move, So I don't really go out into the tall grass down where we live. We do have cottonmouth snakes. Do take care with snakes.



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I hate snakes. Here's some better pictures of corn snakes so you can compare.

http://www.google.com/search?q=corn+...ient=firefox-a
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My son has a corn snake. When she doesn't want to go back in her terrarium she vibrates like a rattle snake. Just a snakes way of saying "I'm pissed leave me alone"
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Thanks everyone...

I'm the same way with snakes and spiders...I usually hide in the house while JD handles them, but couldn't do that today (he is at work)...so thankfully the n'bor come to my aid

I did go ahead and send the photo to our local veterinarian 'cause the list for our state snakes doesn't list corn snakes....but maybe that's how come no one around here knows what it is...we are not suppose to have them
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The one thing that made it odd was it tried to coil up and rattle the tail...but it didn't have a rattle...
Probably a bull snake, they pretend to be rattle snakes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:P...yi_%282%29.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bull_Snake#Behavior
http://www.arabpinto.com/animals/images/bullsnake.htm
Behavior and location are important in ID.

If you want to say where you're from I could go dig out a book to see what's where, but bull snakes are very common and the behavior is correct.
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