Does Any One Know What Type of Snake The Is?

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© Sonia Adam Murray
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UploadedOctober 26, 2009
TakenOctober 26, 2009
ModelCanon PowerShot G10
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This morning I got out of bed and went to the window to find myself face to face with this snake, is it a coral snake?

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  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    OMG! That is one huge snake! Keep it away from Lorenzo!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    WOW........too close my friend - I never know what I'm going to find here. Excellent photo!!!

  • Alan Reinhart

    Alan Reinhart (Deleted) said (26 Oct 2009):

    Def NOT a coral snake - they are red-black-yellow in distinctive bands. My guess is that it is a corn snake.

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (26 Oct 2009):

    Wonderful photo...but I am deathly afraid of snakes, and can identify none...they all look slippery and very scary to me...and I can't get past that LOL!:)

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    By the shape of its head it doesn't appear to be poisonous. I think Alan has a pretty good guess of it being a corn snake.


    JOE FAILK gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    A Big snake :) Great shot

  • Mig

    Mig said (26 Oct 2009):

    judging by its size, i'd say it's definitely the kind you want to avoid

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    Best guess is a Southern Copperhead. Snakes will not bother you if you don't bother them.

  • Dhanny P

    Dhanny P (Deleted) gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    YEAH!! the one that I won't be anywhere close to.. Nice pic

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) said (26 Oct 2009):

    I agree with John: Southern Copperhead, and a long one, too. This is a mature adult, and highly venomous. Great presence of mind, Sonia, to take this.

  • robbie manis

    robbie manis said (26 Oct 2009):

    NOT a Coral Snake. Just might be a Brown Water Snake.

  • Dawn Duffield

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  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    Sonia, it is the kind we run from!!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    It's the WRONG kind. There are really only 2 kinds....dead and alive. This one appears to be alive, ergo, the wrong kind.

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    looks like a corn snake to me, wow big too.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    I checked the internet, and this is a red rat snake, also known as a corn snake. Several people named it right. It is nonpoisonous, and will keep vermin and other snakes out of its territory. They bite to defend themselves, and can cause severe infections because of their diet. I would leave it alone, and just keep the kids away from it. This is a great capture of this wonderful creature.

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    Great shot Sonia!! I think Judy has it correct!! Keep the kids away!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    The **** in me is running away as fast as I can!!!!!!!!! Don't care what kind it is. Just make sure there's a bullit proof barrier between it and me. Thank God the internet is a bullet proof barrier

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    It do have a beautiful color.

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    Sonia, it's a snake and that's enogh to know!!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    That is a very pretty snake!! Terrific find and capture Sonia.

  • Stefania Mela

    Stefania Mela said (27 Oct 2009):

    May beTexas Rat Snake

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  • Stefi Failk

    Stefi Failk (Deleted) gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    Wonderful creature capture!

  • Donald Brainard

    Donald Brainard (Deleted) gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    Wow! When I was small boy growing up in North Carolina I used to play with these things..drove my mother crazy!!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    It's not the size of the snake, it's the motion.

  • Pascal Fellonneau

    Pascal Fellonneau said (27 Oct 2009):

    i'd bet on a corn snake too

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    It is an ugly snake... any snake is an ugly snake - but your shot is great

  • Lindsay

    Lindsay gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    ewwww. i hateeee snakes!

  • claudia luthi

    claudia luthi said (28 Oct 2009):

    An impressiv and beautiful animal!

  • Dennis Watts

    Dennis Watts said (22 Jan 2010):

    I'm with John, it looks like any copperhead to me. these things generally don't like people, but you should be very careful if there's debris in the yard or someplace they can hide.

  • Jake Booher

    Jake Booher said (8 Jun 2012):

    people who are saying coral or copperhead obviously know nothing about snakes and apparently cannot use google images either. lol yes, it's a Corn Snake. member of the rat snake family. i'm from a place where everyone who sees a snake thinks it's a copperhead, weather it's green, black, or any color for that matter. so this is a touchy subject for me.

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