View Full Version : ID this snake please?

06-17-2003, 06:20 PM
Hey guys, one of my friends ran into this today... its a baby, very small, but what is it?

06-17-2003, 06:30 PM
there's only one kind of good snake.......a dead one. :D

The Green Way
06-17-2003, 06:32 PM
There's one guy I know that would be able to answer that.



06-17-2003, 06:50 PM
one that you decapitate with the wacker. looks like a coral snake.

06-17-2003, 06:51 PM

06-17-2003, 06:55 PM
It looks like a Ring Neck. I can't tell from the picture how big it is, but Ring Necks are small, with an orange ring around their neck and have an orange belly. They are harmless.

06-17-2003, 07:08 PM
Originally posted by ffemt1271
there's only one kind of good snake.......a dead one. :D

I second that!

06-17-2003, 07:38 PM
Thanks guys... just goes to show how good the UMASS extension website is, didn't even have Ring Neck listed, but yes, it had an orange belly. I was worried its mother was gonna sniff it out and come looking for me :)

06-17-2003, 08:29 PM
I agree with Bob...looks like a ringneck to me, too. Harmless.

06-17-2003, 08:49 PM
that is to big to be a ring neck they only get 8-10 inches tops and their ring is never that big.

06-17-2003, 09:05 PM
I caught a 3 ft King snake today...let him go in safe territory. This one was small in comparison to the ones I've seen this week that were over 4ft.

06-17-2003, 09:07 PM
This was in my backyard yesterday.

06-17-2003, 09:10 PM
I can hack snakes, but spiders, thats a differant story:eek:

06-17-2003, 09:11 PM
Bob, What kind is it?

06-17-2003, 09:28 PM

Today we were trimming a house while our boss was out, we were taking a break and a snake came on to the top of a garden wall on a stone wall and another helper went at it with the trimmer. :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

I didnt stick around :rolleyes: :D

06-17-2003, 09:40 PM
Taussig- This is only about 5" Long

06-17-2003, 09:45 PM
LOL @ coral snake. NOT!

06-17-2003, 09:50 PM
its a constrictor. i get tired of seeing them get babys of every species.
but i guess its nature at its necessary worst.all they hunt all summer is babies of various species. oops my son came in ,hes a snake lover.still, think its sad to seeum eat all the babies they find in a nest.

06-17-2003, 10:02 PM
Now that I look closely at that picture, it makes the snake look 4 feet long... It was really 4-5 inches. Its also dead. It was in my buddy's ladder when he brought the ladder to my house, it got its neck broke between the 2 extensions of the ladder... was still squirming around when I took the pic, but died since.... Nasty, I hate snakes.

Hillside Lawn & Snow
06-17-2003, 10:14 PM
Thank God I live in Alaska

06-17-2003, 10:18 PM
i caught a snake trimming the other day. Hacking down a creek that had about 10" weeds grown up. Using a brush blade the little water snake did not have a chance. With a trimmer he might have made it but the blade cut him in half first try. As long as they get out of my way they are fine unless they are poisness. Otehrwise i jusy let them be. poisness always gets the death treatment unless it is to dangrous for me to kill it.

Albemarle Lawn
06-17-2003, 10:20 PM

06-17-2003, 10:30 PM
Man that ain't no snake!:D Down here we use things like that on a hook!:D

Talking about jumpy! I killed 6 rat snakes right at my front door in a period of 4 days. All at night. I would just go nuts opening that door to leave for work in the mornings. Of course you don't know what they are till you get a good look at them. The longest was about foru and a half feet and the smallest about three feet. I never kill black snakes unless it is an acident. But rattlers and mocs. will die as soon as I get the shovel.

06-17-2003, 10:37 PM
Hey Albemarle....nice spy ware ridden porn site you posted. If you're having trouble remembering where you are, this is a PROFESSIONAL forum, thank you.

06-17-2003, 11:13 PM
You guys talk "harmless" this and "harmless" that. If that thing wanted to just cuddle, it ain't gonna happen with me.


06-18-2003, 12:41 AM
I found a 4' long Garter snake in my shed over the weekend. I was picking up an old tarp and it fell out. Scared the heebiejeebies out of me at first, then I recognized what it was. I put it outside of the shed, and the thing crawled right back in! So, I figured I'd just leave it in there, it wont hurt anything or anyone. Keep the mice out of there too and my garden.

jason r.
06-18-2003, 03:06 AM
Looks like a Ringneck to me too. Harmless. Won't bite or anything. Will **** all over your hands if you pick him though!

06-18-2003, 12:07 PM
I had a 6' "cow sucker" climbing up the wall of my 2 story house the other day. Why kill them, they do no harm, and I don't have any mice. I am pretty sure he was heading to my attic for supper, I did pull him down to play with him a little. We don't have many poisonous snakes around here, so I just move the snakes out of the way when I see them.

06-18-2003, 02:22 PM
Its a Ring-neck snake , very common here in Florida. I will sometimes pick em up and hand them to one of my guys . Its kinda funny when they don't know whats coming . They're harmless and are actually classified as part of the king-snake family.

06-18-2003, 10:00 PM
I saw this in my garage the other day....scared the bejezus out of me. Any ideas??? About 3' long.

06-18-2003, 10:59 PM
Originally posted by KenH
I saw this in my garage the other day....scared the bejezus out of me. Any ideas??? About 3' long. Looks to me like a baby Corn snake (A.K.A RedRat snake) Though the tail looks to be a bit stumpy Withou a close up and a good pic of the head I really couldnt tell you .

06-18-2003, 11:02 PM
Originally posted by Floridalandcare
Looks to me like a baby Corn snake (A.K.A RedRat snake) Though the tail looks to be a bit stumpy Withou a close up and a good pic of the head I really couldnt tell you . On second thoughts it looks more like a King Snake but i cant see the colors or judge the lenght very well .Sorry

Fantasy Lawns
06-19-2003, 12:03 AM
Yep looks like a red rat snake ..... guess what they eat mice n rats .... so is he good or bad ???

I'd NEVER kill a snake un-less toxic .... they tend to eat small critters which we don't like around the yard anyways

Oha ..... here's a snake


Black Indigo bout 7' .... what a "beut"

06-19-2003, 12:03 AM
Where I live in Virginia, King snakes and Black snakes are good! You see, they compete for the same food source as Copperheads and Rattle Snakes. Since they are better hunters, they stalk as opposed to ambush their prey, they keep the poisonous snakes away.