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what kind snake
Posted by tracy on November 3, 2004, 8:35 am
hello i have found a snake in my kitchen this morning .....but i have no clue what kind of snake it is you think you could help me? it's head shaped kinda a arrow small at it's mouth then bigger at the end of his head then then rest of it's body was smaller ....it was black with white stripes like this
and had almost complete white circles on it's sides beside of the wider parts of the stripes ..it was about a a foot an a half to two feet long ...in the past month i have found 3 snakes 2 black ones and another just like this one now this one we found a big snake under the house as big around as a silver half dollar if not a lil bigger and i was told it was a copperhead........ i have two kids running around the house i'm just scared they are gonna get hurt so i wanna find out if i kind what kind snakes this is
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