Wednesday, August 30, 2006

One last word on snakes and please vote again...

Margaret and Mark both thought the snake in my laundry room (previous post). Looked like a copperhead. I thought "What are they smoking?" So I went on the web to set them straight because every picture I've ever seen of a copperhead they really looked copper. But when I went to find a pic on the web here is what I found.
These first 3 are baby copperheads.

One website said this about the baby copperheads:
Babies, like all hemotoxic snakes, look like miniature duplicates of the adult in every way. Typically, a bright yellow or lime green tail tip is seen.
Here is an adult:

I see the resemblance but I don't think that is my snake. Head shape.
Now here is my snake...

and here is a corn snake

and a rat snake

So I don't know what kind of freaking snake it is and I officially am sick of snakes!

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Blogger Margaret III said...

Ok, I see what you are referring to, but your snake's head looked kind of pointed/square and I have gotten a corn snake in Florida, and Mark (my husband, that is) said corn snakes don't get very big, so yours well might be one, since corn is close to you. How do you like that for logic? (and my giant run-on sentence)!

8/30/2006 04:05:00 PM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Do the competitors voted out
get deleted from the competition

and turned into snakes???
you collecting snakes ???

I always knew I rather have
an Eden full of Mermaids. lol!

8/30/2006 06:30:00 PM  
Blogger betmo said...

i don't particularly care for snakes- phobia you see. your snake does not look like a copperhead and is not a rattlesnake or coral snake. not a puff adder or cotton mouth that i can tell. probably harmless. i wouldn't personally take that chance- but hey- it's your snake :) did you get it out? the animals that get into my apartment most are mice and bats. for some reason the bats like it on the second floor.

8/30/2006 07:33:00 PM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

I am the world's biggest wimp when it comes to snakes!:) "No snakes" are good snakes.:) Move them, give them away, chop them up.....but for God's sake girl....they gotta go!:P

8/30/2006 10:34:00 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

When I first saw it I thought it was a rat snake or bull snake. We had copperheads around our house growing up, those and cottonmouths. I know a guy that has boas. One day we went to his house and he told us that Charlie (the snake) was out. We never stayed at his house very long. But it was a really neat snake. I don't mind snakes so much. But I can't stand spiders.

8/30/2006 10:48:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Q-No we don't turn them into snakes. They just go on their merry way!

Betmo-Oh you bet we go it out. I don't want any kind of snake in my living space. Just wanted to identify it. We had it in the box maybe 5 min. looking at it and then tossed it into the cornfield.
I've never had bats (knock on wood) that must be fun.

TUA- You sound just like John. I just want a minute to identify them and then they can go on their way eating up the mice.

Hey Julie- I just think there are so many variations of certain snakes (rat and corn for instance) that its hard to tell. But I don't think its harmful. I'm w/you on the spiders.

8/31/2006 08:42:00 AM  
Blogger cream said...

Remember the A-team and BA Baracas?
"Get away from me, Murdoch, you know I hate snakes!"
Well, that's me! They give me the jitters.

8/31/2006 08:57:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Good quote Cream! Love it.

8/31/2006 09:35:00 AM  
Blogger Alice said...

I don't think your snake was a poisonous snake - it had the wrong head shape - venomous snakes tend to have triangular heads because of the venom sacs on either side of the jaw.

You might have had a corn snake - the pictures are kind of hard to pull detail from, but the pattern looks similar though it's expressed differently (darker) on your snake. Some reptiles are like that - where you'll have darker or lighter individuals - but then again, I'm no herpetologist.

8/31/2006 09:37:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Lukka- Knowing it was not poisonous was about all I did know. I think I will have to go w/corn too so it should be happy that I put it in the "corn" field.

8/31/2006 11:22:00 PM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

Ummm, excuse me Mary, but you call that a snake? I guess I will have to do a snake post and let you see what a real snake looks like. I forgot about some pics that were mailed to back some time ago, till you posted on this cute lil fellow.

9/01/2006 11:11:00 AM  

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