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Old 11-09-2015, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Eastern Garter Snake - North Carolina

I think it might be a garter snake. I'm on my phone and it's a little hard to see. Definitely not venomous. Definitely not a rattlesnake. The site above has great snake is for NC.
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Old 11-09-2015, 01:33 PM
 
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The round pupil is the clear indication that it is not a venomous snake. Grey rat snake looks like a good guess.
Was just going to come on to offer this same point. Only when you see vertically slit pupils - kinda like this: () rather than this: O is the snake poisonous.

Of course, I never want to be THAT close to a snake that I can clearly see the pupils of his eyes.
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Old 11-09-2015, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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It's really hard to tell because of the way it's in the bucket we can only see the underside and the side of the head.
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Old 11-09-2015, 04:00 PM
 
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Was just going to come on to offer this same point. Only when you see vertically slit pupils - kinda like this: () rather than this: O is the snake poisonous.

Of course, I never want to be THAT close to a snake that I can clearly see the pupils of his eyes.
Actually on a copperhead or rattlesnake you do not have to be very close to see the pupils, they are EXTREMELY obvious (just a narrow vertical slit on what typically looks like an opaque iris).

Non-venomous snakes are often tougher to call...so that probably doesn't help that much...
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Old 11-09-2015, 04:18 PM
 
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Juvenile Rat Snake..
Juvenile Eastern Black Rat or Juvenile Gray Rat

Your photo shows the belly side I think..

Great snakes to have around...
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Old 11-09-2015, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Near Falls Lake
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Grey or black rat snake-hard to tell the difference when they are young.
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Old 11-09-2015, 05:56 PM
 
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OP, the snake that you really need to be concerned about in the Triangle is the copperhead. If you're near fresh water it would be a good idea to know how to identify the water moccasin, too.

DO NOT try to relocate a venomous snake if you do come across one. Either let it leave on its own or kill it with a shovel from a good distance. DO NOT HANDLE THE SNAKE EVEN IF IT'S DEAD. I normally don't condone killing anything, but if you have kids or pets they take priority.

Copperhead Snakes

Water Moccasin Snake - Snake Facts and Information
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Old 11-09-2015, 06:24 PM
 
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Thanks everyone for the educational responses ... I'm reptile-illiterate and the patterns kinda reminded me of a rattlesnake ... :-( ... True there doesn't seem to be a rattle but then i thought its a pretty young snake so who knows...
like I said I'm not the brightest bulb when it comes to snakes soyeah it was "Run Forrest run" :-)

TBH We were worried about the kids accidentally running into one when adults are not around... Im relieved its not venomous ... Guess I'll ask my wife to not be paranoid about it :-)
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Old 11-09-2015, 07:28 PM
 
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TBH We were worried about the kids accidentally running into one when adults are not around... Im relieved its not venomous ... Guess I'll ask my wife to not be paranoid about it :-)
actually is a good snake for them to run into...I have caught many...they may coil and "strike" when threatened, but they are called "Black Racers" for a reason...they are 99% of the time Racing like heck to get away from you...

I have caught them as big as 6 ft..again stealing eggs... When the hens sound the alarm i can tell its another black snake from the sound...I used to go in and try and catch it right away...

However I learned that if I waited until it swallowed the egg, it was pie to pick them up and sack em and release them

you have nothing more to fear from a black snake bite that soap and water afterwards wouldn't cure..I have been bitten by them....they rarely break the skin having like a "razor lip" so to speak instead of teeth.

Also once you catch one and it is no longer in flight mode...they are actually pretty docile and nice

anyway
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Old 11-10-2015, 01:32 AM
 
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actually is a good snake for them to run into...I have caught many...they may coil and "strike" when threatened, but they are called "Black Racers" for a reason...they are 99% of the time Racing like heck to get away from you...
Black racers and Black rat snake are different but both are fine to have around
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