Reptiles and Venomous Creatures: Encounters and Identification

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    Definitely a copperhead. Pretty one too. Saw a water moccasin the other day with that old penny copper variant. Rascal got away before I could get the camera going..
     
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    ....me thinks someone speak with forked tongue !!!
     
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    E6796CDF-17B7-43E0-B301-21351A0730C8.jpeg 41E97449-188B-488A-8BDB-0B52E3722DF8.jpeg Found this guy in my compost pile. Originally thought it was a corn snake but not sure. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    I’ve always called those pine snakes, I’ve caught plenty in my yard. But in trying to identify this one I read that pine snakes are rare and endangered. The closest thing I found called it an Eastern Garter Snake… @DYSPHORIC JOY might know….
     
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    After further review m, im thinking it’s a garter.
     
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    Very similar speedy I grabbed while doing yard work…

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    Definite round pupil, no heat pits, small round head. Very docile, doesn’t even try to bite.
     
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    Here something that size will kill you.... !
     
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    pretty sure those are both dekay's brownsnakes, from the two rows of dots down the back and the darker heads.

    some garters can look similar, but they get a lot bigger. brownsnakes don't get much past a foot long
     
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    Thanks Otis. Based on some online pics, it does appear you are right. My compost bins are full of earthworms which apparently are a main source of their diet.
     
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    We had a little oak snake on the bedroom floor this weekend. Yesterday we had a rattlesnake at work in our pressure washing bay.
     
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