Snake ID please?

Discussion in 'Social Club' started by KixGrizz, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. KixGrizz

    KixGrizz New Member

    Dec 30, 2008
    Way Out Here
    My five year old found this in my back yard. Can someone tell me what kind it is? I know nothin about snakes except that he triedto snap at me.. I trapped him and set him back in the woods.

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  2. Son_of_Cold_Duck

    Son_of_Cold_Duck 1:8655 idiots right Red?

    Dec 16, 2008
    i\'m skeeered
    one of the worst kinds i've ever seen...ALIVE!
     

  3. boatcaptain

    boatcaptain Active Member

    May 31, 2010
    ELM TREE MO
    Common King Snake. They are snapy but harmless.
     
  4. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
  5. sharps4590

    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    Northern Ozarks
    I don't believe that's a King snake. Kings and Corals resemble each other don't they, with the black, red and yellow bands? "Red and Yellow kill a fellow" coral snake, "Red and black nice to Jack", King snake, is the rhyme I remember. I think cj is closer to correct. It also has similarities to a baby black rat snake except that it looks too big. Whatever it is I wouldn't want it around the house either. I don't dislike snakes but jumpin' Jehosaphat I HATE being surprised by them!!!!!

    I checked the link cj posted. I have to stand corrected about King snakes. Just goes to show I can't trust my memory!!!!!!
     
  6. KixGrizz

    KixGrizz New Member

    Dec 30, 2008
    Way Out Here
    So is the dang thing dangerous or not. Lol.
     
  7. KixGrizz

    KixGrizz New Member

    Dec 30, 2008
    Way Out Here
    Where is BioBuck when you need him. Geez.
     
  8. sand_manms

    sand_manms New Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    South Mississippi
    nope. just looks like it is.
     
  9. KixGrizz

    KixGrizz New Member

    Dec 30, 2008
    Way Out Here
  10. boatcaptain

    boatcaptain Active Member

    May 31, 2010
    ELM TREE MO
    Ill still go with the Common King Snake-Scales smooth,glossy,with light colored centers,chocolate -brown to black,with crossbands,chain links,blotches,stripes or speckles. Out of North American Wildlife digest. just my:02::thinking:
     
  11. Rafe Hollister

    Rafe Hollister Member

    50
    Jul 14, 2010
    Real close to Winger
    That is a Nerodia spp. Some kind of water snake. Are you close to a pond or creek?
     
  12. KixGrizz

    KixGrizz New Member

    Dec 30, 2008
    Way Out Here
    Yep. Big pond just behind me a couple hundred yards.
     
  13. Timmytaters

    Timmytaters Moderator

    Feb 14, 2007
    lincoln co. mo
    I CALL EM BROWN WATER SNAKES PRETTY MEAN CRITTERS THEY WILL BITE IF GIVEN THE CHANCE
     
  14. sand_manms

    sand_manms New Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    South Mississippi
    Watched Billy The Exterminator catch one of those one night and it bit him.
     
  15. winger

    winger New Member

    Oct 24, 2003
    it would be no more if it came in my yard
     
  16. KixGrizz

    KixGrizz New Member

    Dec 30, 2008
    Way Out Here
    Crap. Why didn't I think to call billy. Lmao.
     
  17. BioBuck

    BioBuck Active Member

    :superman: Nerodia sipedon....the crazy, ill tempered Northern Water Snake. Some of the folks in the StL area refer to them as "banded water snakes". They may act all big and bad, but they are harmless. Oh, and that one is a female.

    :cheers:
     
  18. KixGrizz

    KixGrizz New Member

    Dec 30, 2008
    Way Out Here
    There he is!! I knew he would know the answer. :cheers: