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Old 06-02-2012, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Central NJ
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Is this a copperhead snake? You may have to zoom in, sorry.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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Nope! It's harmless! It's a beauty, too! It appears to be a corn snake (there's an isolated population in your area) or an Eastern Milk snake. It's a bit hard to tell from the photo, since we see most of the snake from looking down onto it's pattern, we do not see it's head and we cannot see any of it's belly.
Either way, it's a good snake! Thanks for the pic!
My guess is that it's an older corn snake.
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Central NJ
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Thank you.
Then what is this snake I thought it was an eastern milk. BTW these are at my property in East Worcester, NY not NJ. When ever I pick up the metal lid to the well, I know I will find snakes.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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Hi Mike! The snake in the above ^^^ post is an Eastern Milk snake, but it is a very beautiful one!
Snakes do vary in their appearance, even in the same area as one another of the same kind. No kidding, this is a very gorgeous one! I envy you for having them around and getting to photograph them. Thanks for sharing them with us!
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:27 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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It is a milk snake.

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Old 06-17-2012, 10:57 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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general rule of thumb is copperheads will have a Triangular head (venom glands on the sides of the head) which is prominant even from a fair distance, and they have a very disinct pattern through the entire body...
even if you dont get a good look at the head the stripes on the tail definatly give it away as not a copperhead



hope that helps OP
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