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Iwannacamp 07-22-2017 07:57 PM

What kind of snake is this?
 
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This snake found me earlier. Sad part is I been working in on the WH gas piping every evening this week(several leaks). I was cleaning up tonight and this showed up.
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He is/was at least 4 ft. long and not too happy towards the end.

Rvlove 07-22-2017 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Iwannacamp (Post 1571421)
This snake found me earlier. Sad part is I been working in on the WH gas piping every evening this week(several leaks). I was cleaning up tonight and this showed up.
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He is/was at least 4 ft. long and not too happy towards the end.

Copperhead very poisonous.

Sailor Bill 07-22-2017 08:08 PM

Hard to tell from the pic but my best guess is a copperhead. There is a water snake that has markings that are close to that also. Round eyes not dangerous, slanted eyes are dangerous.

Seachaser186 07-22-2017 08:09 PM

Looks like the watersnake species common in the South. Without seeing the head he is too thin to be venomous.

asquared 07-22-2017 08:14 PM

Hard to tell without head
But could be copperhead

CedarCreekWoody 07-22-2017 08:26 PM

I vote copperhead as well. They don't get thick like rattlesnakes or water moccasins.

david_reaves 07-22-2017 08:31 PM

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Could be a rat snake or one of several types of kingsnake. This is a typical copperhead. What part of the country are you?

Sailor Bill 07-22-2017 08:41 PM

One reason I thought copperhead is seeing all the pine needles in the photo and copperheads love a pine forest, they blend in easy.

Gonefishing1 07-22-2017 08:44 PM

The dead kind I hope

BGKirkham 07-22-2017 09:07 PM

Rat snake

Iwannacamp 07-22-2017 09:16 PM

I'm in NE Texas-SW Arkansas. I really don't think it's a copperhead. I have killed quite a few copperheads...last year one less than 10ft from where I killed this snake. I know one thing...heart works. It got a little test when this thing rolled out.

Seachaser186 07-22-2017 09:18 PM

It is not a Copperhead for the fact it's body is too thin in proportion to it's length.

Mr. Dan 07-22-2017 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by david_reaves (Post 1571473)
Could be a rat snake or one of several types of kingsnake. This is a typical copperhead. What part of the country are you?

I agree with david_reaves.

MainelyUS 07-27-2017 08:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Iwannacamp (Post 1571421)
This snake found me earlier. Sad part is I been working in on the WH gas piping every evening this week(several leaks). I was cleaning up tonight and this showed up.
Attachment 145760
He is/was at least 4 ft. long and not too happy towards the end.

Send your pic to the U. of Arkansas Extension Service....they'll id it for you.

Happy :us-flag-waving: Trails

CaptnJohn 07-27-2017 09:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Iwannacamp (Post 1571513)
I'm in NE Texas-SW Arkansas. I really don't think it's a copperhead. I have killed quite a few copperheads...last year one less than 10ft from where I killed this snake. I know one thing...heart works. It got a little test when this thing rolled out.

Looks like a copperhead to me. Thought they could be found in your area. I find them every year here in coastal SE NC. They very often travel in pairs. When I see 1 I search nearby and often find another. I have seen them from almost black, to tan, and bright copper colored.

wmtire 07-27-2017 09:25 AM

This site may help:

Herps of Arkansas: Snakes

rp53 07-29-2017 08:15 AM

to much black no way that is a copperhead

Flybob 07-29-2017 08:43 AM

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A head shot would help greatly, but it appears to be an Eastern Hog Nosed snake. Very friendly ( eat frogs and toads).

asquared 07-29-2017 08:51 AM

A kingsnake is another possibility. They are often mistaken for a copperhead.

RangeMaggotBob 07-29-2017 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Sailor Bill (Post 1571437)
Hard to tell from the pic but my best guess is a copperhead. There is a water snake that has markings that are close to that also. Round eyes not dangerous, slanted eyes are dangerous.

You do mean the pupils, right? Doesn't look like any copperheads we have around here- MO/AR area.


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