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Old 10-19-2013, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I have a weekend home in Banner Elk. Lots of black snakes in the backyard, but they're also harmless and good for keeping vermin under control.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Not a great picture for identification but I think it's a harmless Checkered Garter Snake. Very common in our area.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:53 AM
 
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That's nice. We have three different kinds of rattlesnakes here. Fantastic.
Not in Charlotte we don't.

In fact, I don't think there are any rattlers in Meck Co., though I did hear that Pygmy rattlers can be found at Crowders Mountain.

I have never seen a rattler in Charlotte, though I've seen most other kinds of snakes that are here
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:58 AM
 
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BTW, here's a picture of a copperhead. I snapped this two weeks ago at a very popular park in Huntersville!



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Old 10-21-2013, 09:21 AM
 
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X2 we have no rattlers in charlotte. Nice pic of that copper head.
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Old 05-19-2014, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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Can anyone identify this snake?

what kind of snake is this?-snake2a.jpg
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:10 AM
 
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looks like a ribbon snake.
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:53 PM
 
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Aww, it's a baby garter snake. Harmless. Beware the snakes with triangular head (cottonmouths and copperheads). They both are fairly common in NC.
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:46 PM
 
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Can anyone identify this snake?

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Common Garter Snake. Non venomous.

Keep them around. They're good for rodent control.
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:20 PM
 
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Can anyone identify this snake?

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That's a common garter snake. The garter snake at the beginning of the thread is a checkered garter.
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