Identify this Snake

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  1. BlackGun

    BlackGun Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    This snake got in strike mode under a house today while me and @Tinman were working. He had no where to go being the house crawl area was 20” high. Identify this.
     
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    Pine snake?
     
  3. lowspeed

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    Looks like an immature black rat snake.
     
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    20181203_154233.jpg 20181203_150636.jpg It might as well have been a 20' anaconda. Ask my underwear they will confirm. Also strike mode didnt occur until I spiked a brick on it
     
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  5. jmccracken1214

    jmccracken1214 Essayons!

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    Non poisonous.

    Looks like some sort of rat snake
     
  6. jmccracken1214

    jmccracken1214 Essayons!

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    Would you strike me, if I hit you with a brick?
     
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    mole kingsnake
     
  8. Tinman

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    After googling black rat snake I feel like we have a winner. Also I feel like a sissy
     
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    Non poisonous dead snake.
     
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  10. Tinman

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    Definately . If you flipped up a pc of concrete under your house and I was there. Would you hit me with a brick???
     
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    looks like a dead snake to me also
     
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  12. BlackGun

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    Yes. Because you’re more hideous than a snake. Haha.
     
  13. BlackGun

    BlackGun Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    And people think we don’t deserve our cost. Please.
     
  14. NCFubar

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    I’d say rat snake. I do not like to kill non-poisonous snakes (or even poisonous ones if they are not in a living area) BUT in a crawl space that is 20” high that sucker might as well be a Black Mamba ... I ain’t gonna check the shape of the eye’s pupil or such ... dead snake.
     
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    I don't kill non poisonus but I used to do home restoration. Was pulling up a vapor barrier , crouched, maybe 3ft on that end of the house, at a column, peelee back the plastic and there's a 4' black snake under my crotch. Never crawled so fast in my life. Then had to go back and find it. Killed it too, it was pissed when I tried to get it out with a hoe.
     
  16. Tinman

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    I had no way out it was me or him.. you dont see a snake posting in this thread
     
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    Just to be "that guy"...

    There are no poisonous snakes.
     
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  19. JimB

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    It’s a puzzle for sure.
     
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    I agree with this
     
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    I vote puzzle snake too, sorta like the Peppa Pig puzzle.
    Crawl space? No judgement here brother, none t'all.

    Sent from notthedroidyourelookingfor
     
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    Perhaps a Gray Rat Snake?
     
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    Only 4 kinds of snakes.
    Big ones.
    Little ones.
    Live ones.
    Dead ones.
    This one has covered at least three of those in this thread.
     
  24. BigWaylon

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    Actually...there aren't many. But they do exist. :p

    While the term "poisonous snake" is often incorrectly used for a wide variety of venomous snakes, some species of Rhabdophis are in fact poisonous. Keelback snakes have glands that secrete poison they ingest from eating poisonous toads. While both venom and poison are toxins, a venom requires direct delivery, for instance subcutaneously through a snake bite, but can be ingested without harm. A poison can also be absorbed indirectly, e.g., by touch or through the digestive system.
     
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    Or Cliff Claven ...
     
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    draco88 Dang it, Bobby Charter Life Member Supporting Member

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    Youre a staff member, give him a block under his name that says 'Black Belt in Google-Fu' lmao
     
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    Show me one Mr. Wiki





    And I mean "physically" show me one. Lol
     
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    That wasn't even the one I was thinking about. I thought there was some random snake up in the Pacific Northwest, and another in Japan.

    I was already keyed up to answer the poisonous vs venomous, and saw two people had already handled it. Poisonous frogs, venomous snakes.
     
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  30. BlackGun

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    I think this is our snake. Quite the eventful day. Should have seen the Mexican illegals crew cutting down the giant trees in the yard. Ever seen a man pull a 70 foot tree down on top of his skid steer. Thank goodness he put up the logger attachment as it fell. It was a day of excitement in the world of heating and air installation.