What kind of snake is this?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by ncreb24, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. mopowerbmx

    mopowerbmx New Member

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    And there she was today. Keeping the egg safe and warm. Gets me every time.
     
  2. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz Cookie Moderator

    That is an Indego black snake, they are on the protected species list.
     

  3. J-Will

    J-Will I'm a peacock, you gotta let me fly!

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    That made me lol. That is going in the sig.

    NOPE!!! I would quit.. nuh uh...
     
  4. ThurstonAvagadro

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    I get a few types of snakes in my yard. The only ones I don't let live are the coral snakes near or in the house. I'll try to catch them first (to take to a nearby zoo), but if it looks like I won't be able to catch them, they don't survive the encounter.
     
  5. mopowerbmx

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    Found another thief in the hen house.
     
  6. audiophile

    audiophile Killer of all things donut............

    That is a nice looking snake. Good size too.
     
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  7. fuzzytofu

    fuzzytofu Glocker

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    If you look at the eyes of the snake and see Pupils that go up and down then it is venomous. That should at least help narrow down the search. But I'm pretty sure its just a rat snake
     

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  8. Rich1028

    Rich1028 Junior Member

    good to know...but I'll never get that close to find out.
     
  9. KeenansGarage

    KeenansGarage Hiding in plain sight....

    Lmao! That is funny.
     
  10. BigC248

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    That's not 100% true, it's more of a common misconception. There are a lot of snakes that have Elliptical pupils (Cat eyes), wether they're venomous like the pit viper family (rattlesnakes, copperheads, cottonmouths, etc) or non-venomous like boas, anacondas, or pythons. There's also a bunch of venomous snakes that have round pupils, like the elapids family (Cobras, mambas, taipans, coral snake, etc).

    Typically, the pupils can dictate wether the snake is nocturnal (Elliptical or cat eye) or diurnal (round pupil).

    With out becoming really familiar with snakes, there's no conclusive or definitive way to tell venomous from non-venomous.
     
  11. fuzzytofu

    fuzzytofu Glocker

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    I'm talking about snakes in the US. But I could be wrong.
     
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  12. jayG19

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    I saw this threat and make me cry (I'm just kidding) but actually make me sad. Today when I got back from work I found one of my Ball Pythons dead.
     
  13. audiophile

    audiophile Killer of all things donut............

    Sorry to hear that man. I know how that feels.
     
  14. BigC248

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    This applies everywhere. I'm not saying what you said was wrong, just don't rely solely on the pupils to determine if it's venomous or not. If you live in an area with an abundance of snakes, it would behoove you to research the ones in your area.

    Just remember they're like any other animal, they're just as afraid of you as you are of them.