: My family owns an old farm in the
: Catskills and we were just up there for
: a weekend, in the field behind the
: house, we found a dead snake, it was
: small and it was dark silvery grey with
: a bright yellow belly. I don't know
: much about snakes, and I just wanted to
: make sure this kind was not dangerous?
It was not dangerous. You have only two dangerous snakes in your area, neither of which are at all dangerous if left alone. They are the Copperhead, and the Timber Rattlesnake. This was neither of them, and was likely one of the tiny Woodland snakes, possibly a Ringneck.
The Appalachian Naturalist