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Old 09-01-17, 12:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help identifying snakes please

Been a lot of snakes this year in my area(Georgia). Found them in the garage, in our small pond, and in my house! I think they are copperheads but I am not sure. Can anyone help me identify these two snakes?


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Old 09-01-17, 04:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to sSNAKESs!!

You can't post pictures until your 5th post...but you can post a link if you use a picture repository like Imgur.
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Old 09-02-17, 09:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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imgur.com/CYoHXHv it wont let me post links. and yes i read the how to post pictures sticky.
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imgur.com/RetMy9B have to take the http out i guess.
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Old 09-02-17, 10:04 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The first is an Eastern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix), it is venomous. Best to leave it alone.

The second is a "Black" Rat Snake (Pantherophis sp.), it is harmless. There are two species and a large area of "taxonomic uncertainty" in Georgia.

Nice finds, thanks for sharing.
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Thank you very much! Its hard to tell the difference.
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Will the copperheads have a brown tint even as babies?
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Juvenile Copperheads look virtually identical to adults, only the tip of the tail is usually a bright yellow. They use the bright tail tip as a lure by wiggling it around like a worm to attract potential prey items, such as frogs. This is known as caudal luring. The bright yellow tail tip fades quickly, but they are known to occasionally caudal lure as adults as well.
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Like a dog wagging its tail, " oh, how cute, it's wagging its tail!" Then, WHAM, a ride in an ambulance!!

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Juvenile Copperheads look virtually identical to adults, only the tip of the tail is usually a bright yellow. They use the bright tail tip as a lure by wiggling it around like a worm to attract potential prey items, such as frogs. This is known as caudal luring. The bright yellow tail tip fades quickly, but they are known to occasionally caudal lure as adults as well.
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Old 09-04-17, 08:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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got another one in my house. I think its a rat snake though? I trapped him in some tupperware. If its a rat snake I'll take it out in the woods.

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rat snake?
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got another one in my house. I think its a rat snake though? I trapped him in some tupperware. If its a rat snake I'll take it out in the woods.

Here is the pic:
imgur.com/037BO0k

rat snake?
Not really clear enough. My guess is that it's some kind of kingsnake which is not dangerous.
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got another one in my house. I think its a rat snake though? I trapped him in some tupperware. If its a rat snake I'll take it out in the woods.

Here is the pic:
imgur.com/037BO0k

rat snake?
This one is a juvenile Common Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon sp.), it is harmless. These feed primarily on fish and amphibians.
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ok thanks. I let it go away from my house.
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Is your house for sale by any chance?
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