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What kind of snake is this?

Asked by leopardgecko123 (761 points ) April 7th, 2011

I live in East Texas and found a tiny snake in my house. My dad thinks it’s a copperhead, but it doesn’t seem like it according to pictures on the internet. We have many copperheads in our woods and our dogs have run into them quite a few times, but they were adults. It’s a dark brown with a kind of bronze tint to it and a golden brownish-bronze head. That is my best description. Sorry I don’t have a picture, my camera isn’t working right. If you have any questions I’ll be glad to answer!

(If you know what it is, can you please try to find a website containing it? It’s okay if you don’t, my dad would just rather see it on a website. Don’t ask me why I have no idea.)

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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WestRiverrat's avatar

Check the eyes, if they are round like a humans it is non poisonous. If they look like cats eyes then it is a poisonous snake, probably a copperhead.

Maybe this site will help.

leopardgecko123's avatar

@noelleptc
I’m not good with snakes, but it the head is a tiny bit wider than it’s body. I think it’s called “no neck”.

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leopardgecko123's avatar

Okay, I put a tissue in there with it and now it’s hiding and I can’t see it. I can’t remember it’s head, but there are round eyes.

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leopardgecko123's avatar

@noelleptc
actually my mom caught it and put it in the box with a tissue. My bad, I don’t know why I said I did it.
Sorry for the confusion.

WestRiverrat's avatar

Is there a nearby university? If so take it into their biology department and ask them what it is. A zoo would be another good source of information.

KateTheGreat's avatar

http://www.texassnakes.net/pictures.html

Search that website and see if you can find it!

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optimisticpessimist's avatar

Second picture is a baby copperhead.
Pictures of Texas brown snake.

Hope these help to at least rule out candidates.

Coloma's avatar

We have a small species of snake in my area called a ‘sharptail’.
It is a coppery brown, very tiny, ( night crawler, earthworm size ) with a a stinger like point to it’s tail.

Texas..I’d be concerned about a baby Copperhead. Yikes.

Sharptails are insect eaters only.

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Coloma's avatar

Is ‘Puma Slipper woman’ a type of snake?

dyson's avatar

thats a green mamba snake the are not venemous

WestRiverrat's avatar

@dyson the green mamba is as venomous as the black mamba.

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