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Re: snakes found in yard
: I live in northwestern New Jersey on the
: edge of High point state park we found
: two snakes neer the foundation of the
: house they were slender around 18
: inches long the body of the snake was a
: dark golden brown and the head was more
: of a copper color, the belly had a
: bright golden stripe from head to tail
: with lighter thin stripes flanking. any
: ideas what type of snakes they are?
Sounds like some form of Water Snake. At any rate, they do not sound like any venomous snake in your area (Rattlesnake, Copperhead), so are harmless. A photo would help.
The Appalachian Naturalist