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Old 04-29-2011, 10:17 AM
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Found this SOB in the house. Got him outside and thought if there was any possibility it was a baby Copperhead..........well anyway, he's dead. I did some searching and it looks kinda like it may be a rat snake but ain't sure. Before anybody rags me about killing a non-poisonous snake, like I said above, he was in the damned house.

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Got a picture of the head? It doesn't look like a copperhead to me.
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That looks to me like a baby rat snake (not harmful).............or a cobra
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King snake maybe
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After I kilt it I got to thinking it probably wasn't a Copperhead. I feel kinda bad now but did I tell y'all, it was in the damned house?

No head or body left. We went to lunch and came back and both were gone. I imagine there was a hawk somethere having a tasty lunch.
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Looks like a king snake to me. We have had a few in our other warehouse. They love little rodents and other poisonous snakes. Its tough not killing a snake especially one that was in your house but this one was a good one to have around. We refrained from killing the ones at our warehouse but that 7 footer scared the crap out of us and had to put it down.
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Black rat snake
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http://www.herpsofnc.org/herps_of_NC...t/Lam_get.html
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It appears to be the Great Western North Carolina Headless Tailless Dead Snake!
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It appears to be the Great Western North Carolina Headless Tailless Dead Snake!
Would that be any kin to the Harkers Island Two Headed Pit Viper?

Thanks guys. I feel bad but did I tell y'all it was in......................
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The corn snake is banded like that one. In eastern NC they are red, but in western NC I think they are darker browns and grays.

http://www.herpsofnc.org/herps_of_NC...t/Ela_gut.html

"Corn snakes have weakly keeled scales. The young are patterned like the adults, except the blotches on their backs are usually much darker."

Here's a corn snake that was in my house while I was renovating. It came out from behind the toilet while I was sitting. Contrary to popular belief, such an event does not scare the sheet out of you, I was constipated for days. My GF still doesn't know why I took it outside and just let it go. ;?
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I saw the rare EasternNC flat snake today. Mostly found on roads and highways
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Originally Posted by davedowneast View Post
The corn snake is banded like that one. In eastern NC they are red, but in western NC I think they are darker browns and grays.

Here's a corn snake that was in my house while I was renovating. It came out from behind the toilet while I was sitting. Contrary to popular belief, such an event does not scare the sheet out of you, I was constipated for days. My GF still doesn't know why I took it outside and just let it go. ;?
As is the Rat snake which make identification a bit tricky for those who are unfamiliar with the 2 sprecies..
Here is a link to the black rat which when juvenile closely resembles the corn.

http://www.herpsofnc.org/herps_of_nc...s/Ela_obs.html
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Man, my wife found a black snake in our house a couple years ago. Damn near had to move off the lake. Luckily I was home and relocated the snake.

That looks like baby black snake but I can't tell how big it is. Baby black snakes show similar markings as copper heads. Hope that is what it is.

And.... yes, any snake in the house is fair game. I got bite by a frigging black snake on Monday. Not much fun.
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Here is a juvenile copperhead.
http://www.uga.edu/srelherp/snakes/agkcon.htm
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If it was in your house there is likely other undesirable things in your house. They are called rat snakes for a reason.
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Baby banded black mamba.
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Since this is a boating forum, I have a dock line that looks very, very similar.











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