: i was working and saw a black snake with
: a white belly and i figured it was a
: rat snake but it had a triangle head
: and cat like eyes and when i went to
: pick it up and cary it out of the way a
: bunch of liquid came form it's mouth.
: so i set it down and got away asap. it
: was about 4 foot in lenght and 2 inches
: thick. do you know what kind of snake
: this is. i seen it in north carolina
I would say you are right, that it is eaither a Rat Snake or a Racer. Both can spread the head to look dangerous, though the Rat Snake does a better job.
I really don't know what it might have been coming from the mouth; I have never known a local snake to spit anything. Wish you had a picture...
The Appalachian Naturalist