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What type snake is this?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by TnShooter83, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. TnShooter83

    TnShooter83

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    Found this guy on the side of the road. He was pretty aggressive and striking at cars as they passed. A few other people stopped but no one was was sure what type snake it was?
    I will say it was a nice looking snake. The copper and white colors along with the pattern was beautiful.

    I tried to get the best pictures I could, but it was intent on striking at anything that got close to it. So I had to keep my distance and stand back.


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  2. scwine

    scwine ^%(#@$^!!!!!!!

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  3. TnShooter83

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    I forgot to mention I live in East Tennessee. So that may help narrow down the list to identify it.
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Copperheadedrattlemoccasin.
     
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    speedydave KoolAid Drinker

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    Looks like a black snake or racer that recently shed it's skin. The young ones are that color too.

    That snake in not venomous.
     
  6. TnShooter83

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    I treated as such and stood back......
    But according to the Tennessee Snake Guide, all the snakes in my area that are Venomous have Eliptical eyes. This one had Round eyes as far I could tell.
     
  7. TnShooter83

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    If it were a Black Snake it was the the most aggressive Black Snake I've ever coma across. But than again, it was already upset with the traffic trying to cross the road. I don;t think moving it made it any happier.
     
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    scwine ^%(#@$^!!!!!!!

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    I'm not up on snakes in your area, but it's definitely not venomous, related to a rat snake (thought that's a huge family).
     
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    Black Rat snake that retained color pattern from juvenile. Rare to see this color pattern in adult but does happen. Beautiful snake!
     
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    There are only two kind of snakes;
    Dead snakes, and water moccasins.
     
  12. TnShooter83

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    I does indeed look to be a rat snake of some type as the tail of this does seem to show that pattern. But it looks like a cross between the grey and black rat snake????

    Thanks for the help.
     
  13. *ASH*

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    round pupils , not poisonous .

    BUT , its not a snake its a toomah





    or maybe just maybe a rattleheadcoralcoppermoccasin
     
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    I agree. I looked on the web and found some pictures and it looked just like this one. Good call.
     
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    scwine ^%(#@$^!!!!!!!

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    Mamba's and a few other very venomous snakes have round eyes.
     
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    Alabama Blacksnake?

    not too beau cou.
     
  17. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    yeah, but this was Eastern Tennessee, not Africa.

    For many web sites, discussing INDIGENOUS species (what you're going to find walking around), they're only going to talk about the local snakes, not snakes of another continent.
     
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    scwine ^%(#@$^!!!!!!!

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    I understand that. I was referring to the point blank sentence so others would not use that rule 100% of the time. Many people do totally believe round pupils to be non venomous no matter what or where. Another example would be a coral snake.
     
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