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Old 05-22-2020, 07:34 PM   #1
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I'm trying to become the guy that doesnt kill every snake I see. What kind is this? I'm 99 percent sure it's not poisonous by my recent study.
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Old 05-22-2020, 07:34 PM   #2
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Here it is

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Old 05-22-2020, 07:38 PM   #3
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Rat snake(chicken snake)
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Old 05-22-2020, 07:39 PM   #4
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Rat snake are some refer to it as a chicken snake. Good one to have around if you don't have chickens.
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Old 05-22-2020, 07:40 PM   #5
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It looks 10 ft long !!!!
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Old 05-22-2020, 07:40 PM   #6
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Chicken snake. I have heard folks call it a rat snake though.
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Old 05-22-2020, 07:57 PM   #7
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:00 PM   #8
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Chicken snake. I have heard folks call it a rat snake though.
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:39 PM   #9
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Definitely not poisonous. Not venomous either
Another vote for Texas Rat snake


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Old 05-22-2020, 08:42 PM   #10
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Rat/chicken/bull snake. Good one to have around
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:44 PM   #11
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Rat snake
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:50 PM   #12
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That's Definitely a cotton mouth / copperhead mix.
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:50 PM   #13
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Rat snake. I had one eat about 8+ chicken eggs yesterday. I figured he would be full for a few days and got my usual amount this evening. Those snakes are great for field mice, but they also eat the baby birds. I let 'em live, they're good for the farm.
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:50 PM   #14
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I'm trying to become the guy that doesnt kill every snake I see. What kind is this? I'm 99 percent sure it's not poisonous by my recent study.
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You might also study the scales keel pattern, the little ridge each scale has. Its more pronounced(heavy) on our pit-vipers.

Pistures: Black Rat Snake from NC, Water Moccasin, and last a Water Snake.
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:00 PM   #15
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Another good comparison photo.
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:04 PM   #16
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it's a good one
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Old 05-22-2020, 11:51 PM   #17
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Nice that it eats rats, but they hammer quail and turkey eggs.
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Old 05-22-2020, 11:52 PM   #18
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Rat/chicken/bull snake. Good one to have around
Not a bull snake. That is a Texas Rat snake
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Old 05-23-2020, 12:10 AM   #19
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Another good comparison photo.
That sure does look like a copperhead and not a moccasin....maybe Iím wrong.
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Old 05-23-2020, 06:37 AM   #20
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That sure does look like a copperhead and not a moccasin....maybe Iím wrong.
Juvenile cottonmouth, they do look like copperheads. The pattern is a little different and the scales have a rougher texture.
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Old 05-23-2020, 08:33 AM   #21
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If you do Facebook this is a really good source of information and education.
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Old 05-23-2020, 08:36 AM   #22
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Texas Rat Snake
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Old 05-23-2020, 09:22 AM   #23
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Rat/chicken/bull snake. Good one to have around


Bull snake is not the same as a ratsnake. A Ratsnake is called a chicken snake by some.
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