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Sir Cuss 06-01-2014 04:13 PM

What Kind of Snake is This
 
What kind of snake is this? It was about 5-8 inches long. I believe it is a brown snake (http://srelherp.uga.edu/snakes/stodek.htm).

Also, sorry that I killed it, Spurt.

http://i.imgur.com/4zUCO5D.jpg

uscgmck 06-01-2014 04:29 PM

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Looks like a two piece snake

gamecockphan 06-01-2014 06:00 PM

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*was

Spurticus 06-01-2014 06:01 PM

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It is a Brown Snake.
Non venomous ... basically like a Garter Snake

Spurticus 06-01-2014 06:03 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Sir Cuss (Post 4173099)
What kind of snake is this? It was about 5-8 inches long. I believe it is a brown snake (http://srelherp.uga.edu/snakes/stodek.htm).

Also, sorry that I killed it, Spurt.

http://i.imgur.com/4zUCO5D.jpg

It happens. Not everyone has the fascination with snakes that I do...it's
Understandable.

:lol:

Sir Cuss 06-01-2014 07:42 PM

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Thank y'all!

b381l 06-01-2014 08:01 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Sir Cuss (Post 4173099)
What kind of snake is this? It was about 5-8 inches long. I believe it is a brown snake (http://srelherp.uga.edu/snakes/stodek.htm).

Also, sorry that I killed it, Spurt.

http://i.imgur.com/4zUCO5D.jpg

points....you did a good thing....

RGHoskins 06-01-2014 08:08 PM

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This time of year makes me not want to go outside. Without a firearm.

SwampFox 06-01-2014 08:15 PM

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One of my Labs had a newly hatched copperhead cornered a few weeks ago. I just called her off, scooped the snake into a bag with their poop scoop, and released the snake in an unpopulated area.

ColaCock 06-01-2014 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by SwampFox (Post 4173370)
One of my Labs had a newly hatched copperhead cornered a few weeks ago. I just called her off, scooped the snake into a bag with their poop scoop, and released the snake in an unpopulated area.

How far away?

From my understanding, and I am not expert, but snakes are pretty territorial and will find their way back to "their area."

bigdog2003 06-01-2014 11:14 PM

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My aunt had 2 black snakes in her yard this week, she called my uncle from work to come get them. Luckily he works as a EMT right down the road. She said a few years ago she would have just killed them with the shovel, but I talked her into not killing them by showing how much good they do.

I understand that people hate snakes, and that they often kill them, but please try to learn about the ones that are helpful around your property and do your best to not kill them.

stiffolcock 06-01-2014 11:16 PM

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Title should have been "what kind of snakeS are these".

CaptainCock91 06-02-2014 12:41 AM

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I think CockyTalk needs a section for snakes.

Spurticus 06-02-2014 05:33 AM

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Originally Posted by ColaCock (Post 4173956)
How far away?

From my understanding, and I am not expert, but snakes are pretty territorial and will find their way back to "their area."

Actually, snakes are not territorial at all. More Nomadic. They will stay
near an area if the food source is abundant or they can easily find mates.
If either of those are in (or become in) short supply they will leave the
area. They go where the food is. The myth of them homing in has been
around a while, but it comes (more than Likely) from people saying they
have taken one far off and dumped it, only to see it in their yard again
within a few days. Researchers who have tagged and tracked snakes
(all breeds) for decades have yet to find snakes that migrate back to
a specific area when they are moved out of their capturing area and
traced. The myth comes from the old adage about mice or roaches.
"There's no such thing as ONE _ _ _ _ ". Same with snakes. If you see
one in your yard, more than likely there are others close by. ESPECIALLY
this time of year. Early/Mid Spring is the height of mating season. Just
coming out of the winter brumation their first instinct is to get food, and
hunt for mates. Snakes have been tracked moving up to 7 miles in a
day looking for food. Once they find an area where food is abundant, they
will remain there until finding food is difficult, then they move on.

79Cock 06-02-2014 06:55 AM

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Here's a live version of a garter snake Spurticus mentioned above. Picked this guy up in my front yard and moved him to a wooded area behind my house to protect him from my dogs. Snakes are cool.

Flameout12 06-02-2014 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by bigdog2003 (Post 4173971)
...but please try to learn about the ones that are helpful around your property and do your best to not kill them.

...agree. The only snake I ever killed was a timber rattler last year. 2 weeks ago, I relocated a small black snake from my patio.

If there's rats or something else for the snakes to eat, they will be in your area. If we kill off the non-poisonous ones, poisionous ones may move in and pick up where the others left off. Copperheads need to be disposed of...they will hurt people.

Flameout12 06-02-2014 08:17 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Sir Cuss (Post 4173099)
What kind of snake is this? It was about 5-8 inches long. I believe it is a brown snake (http://srelherp.uga.edu/snakes/stodek.htm).

Also, sorry that I killed it, Spurt.

Bad snakes always have the fat head...it's quite obvious if you just look for a few secs and check.

Jethro Beaver 06-02-2014 09:46 AM

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Dabo is a Snake with a flat head. But I like having him in the yard!

79Cock 06-02-2014 10:04 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by bigdog2003 (Post 4173971)
but please try to learn about the ones that are helpful around your property and do your best to not kill them.

It is probably easier for most to learn which snakes are poisonous. In SC there are only 4 (rattler-pigmy/eastern/timber, copperhead, cottonmouth and corral).

http://www.dnr.sc.gov/education/pdf/...usSnakesSC.pdf

gamecockphan 06-02-2014 11:37 AM

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I've seen several black snakes in my yard and carport this spring. I just leave them alone b/c they are not aggressive, eat bugs/rodents, and will fight off poisonous snakes.


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