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and start a new post. Your question will get a lot more exposure. Please give us an idea of where you live, as reptiles can often be identified only by locality!
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A note about head shape in snakes: Head shape is a totally useless character for identifying a snake, and has nothing to do with whether the serpent is or is not venomous (poisonous). Many harmless snakes, especially when young, have rather large heads. Please describe color, pattern, markings, and habitat where the snake was found. The shape of the head will not help us in any way.
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Re: Snake in house
Posted by Alex, forum owner on November 4, 2011, 2:04 pm, in reply to "Snake in house
Snakes have a skeleton (yes, they have a skeleton, being Vertebrates) that is very mobile and compressible. They can get in a hole that a mouse cannot. In many cases, at this time they are hunting for a place to get out of the cold weather. Since you didn't say where you are located, I suspect this to be the case. Otherwise, if you are in the Deep South where it stays warm, they are looking for food, which means there is some food item that is hiding out in your house.
As for fear of snakes, I can't help you, except to tell you that in most cases, the snakes likely to enter houses are unlikely to be venomous.
: How do snakes get in your house? All my
: advance in being less afraid of snakes
: has just suffered a major setback. I
: was getting ready for bed when I
: noticed the kitten seemingly hiding
: from the big cat, when I swiped back
: the blanket from the floor to pick up
: kitty I found a snake. About fourteen
: inches long. I want to know how it got
: in. What should I look for?
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