well if you are a starter go with a corn or a king snake. the are pretty easy to take care of.a peace of advise don't feed it live prey. if the live prey were to bite the snake it could injure it badly and even be deadly.
I couldn't agree more. For a first snake a king or a corn is without a doubt the best way to go. There are plenty of color morphs to pick from and they are the easiest for a beginner to care for.