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Post by 12acrehome on Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:23 am

Does anyone care to ID a snake? We believe this is a juvenile King Snake...found in Western Ky, near the border of a field and wood lot. Relocated so mowing could continue.




As you can see from the shape of the head it is non-poisonous





and actually quite calm




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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:36 am

Sorry can't help you, I'd have been running in the other direction if I saw that in my yard. Wink I DON'T LIKE SNAKES!!!!
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Post by dizzy on Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:31 am

Snakes are one thing I didn't study is school-the only herp class was an evening class and w/a hubby plus 2 kids and an hour commute 1 way to school, it was impossible for me to take. But, I believe you're right.

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Post by Harvey_Birdman on Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:41 pm

Kingsnake

A baby Kingsnake. they are good to have around.
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Post by dizzy on Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:40 pm

Yep, they'll even eat poisonous snakes.

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Post by mountainmama on Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:02 am

Wouldn't mind having a good kingsnake in the yard. I've heard they keep away the copperheads.

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Post by 12acrehome on Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:32 am

They don't just keep them away, they actually eat rattle snakes and copper heads

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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:42 am

I'm glad they are good snakes AND that they live by YOU, not me. Wink Thankfully I haven't heard of any poisonous snakes in Northern Illinois, YET. If/when they make their way here, I'll not be doing any more gardening/yard work at that point. I get freaked out by garter snakes, I can't imagine having something poisonous slithering around waiting to scare me to death.  Shocked 
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Post by dizzy on Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:11 pm

The only type of poisonous snakes we have here are rattlers, and I've never seen one. They're very rare.

Most of the snakes I see are small. I don't mind them. I'll admit to being a bit creeped out by larger ones.


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Post by 12acrehome on Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:16 pm

Larger ones trigger something in me as well. I'm talking about 6 feet long garter snakes, 5 feet long Bull nose, and the one living (though not for long) poisonous snake I've seen. The 3 feet long snakes (average around here) and the smaller ones as well just don't bother me. As long as they are non-poisonous they are welcome to hunt bugs here.

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Post by Farmfresh on Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:48 pm

I respect snakes, but I am not afraid of them.  When I was in high school our chemistry teacher had a boa constrictor (David Boa  Laughing ) that was so big he took 3 people to lift him! 

If you want to creep me out have a cicada buzz at me or put me on the third stair of a ladder.   Laughing
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Post by dizzy on Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:45 am

The ones that we normally see that are large are black rat snakes and black racers. There's just something creepy about them.

Years ago, I had someone call me up and tell me, I just ran over a large black snake? Can you tell me what kind it is?

Well, since I hadn't studied snakes, didn't see the snake and know that there's more than 1 large black snake in the area, I told them the only thing I knew for sure as to what kind it was-dead.

I think I really creeped out a friend years ago. They had found a ring necked snake, but had no idea as to what kind of snake it was. But, since they knew I was coming over, they put it in a jar so they could ask me. (They only get a few inches long) I had no problem whatsoever taking it out of the jar and messing w/it.

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