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what kind of snake is this?

by , Posted to on 05/13/2011 5:27 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/19/2006
Location: ND
A  cousin of mine (woman in her 50's) who lives in central north dakota killed this snake near her house on  her farm.  She was told it was a copperhead, but I did some searching and copperheads snakes are in the united states.  However they are not supposed to anywhere close to north dakota. 



Re: what kind of snake is this?
by on 05/13/2011 5:34 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/11/2010
Location: ND
tried to search it and found out i dont think it is a copperhead as well as how f-ing nasty i now realize snakes are. Gross.
Re: what kind of snake is this?
by on 05/13/2011 5:36 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/12/2003
Location: ND
Ckicken snake??how come she'd killed it??
Re: what kind of snake is this?
by on 05/13/2011 5:39 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/10/2010
Location: ND
Bull snake?
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by on 05/13/2011 5:46 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/21/2007
Location: ND
young bull snake, I would guess
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Re: what kind of snake is this?
by on 05/13/2011 5:46 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/24/2004
Location: ND

What you have here ---- is a alabama black snake

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Re: what kind of snake is this?
by on 05/13/2011 5:47 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/31/2005
Location: ND
looks like a dead snake







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Re: what kind of snake is this?
by on 05/13/2011 5:49 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: MT
Looks like a bullsnake the colors are basically the opposite of what i'm used to seeing though, the black is where the tan usually is and vise versa but maybe that happens.

I dont go around guessing cup sizes either I just know a nice rack when I see one.

Re: what kind of snake is this?
by on 05/13/2011 5:50 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
doublebarrelsaloon Said:
Looks like a bullsnake the colors are basically the opposite of what i'm used to seeing though, the black is where the tan usually is and vise versa but maybe that happens.


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Re: what kind of snake is this?
by on 05/13/2011 5:50 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/22/2009
Location: MT
fish-head Said:
young bull snake, I would guess

Yep I think you are right on, after looking again at the size in relation to the plants, first I though this was a much bigger snake.

I dont go around guessing cup sizes either I just know a nice rack when I see one.

Re: what kind of snake is this?
by on 05/13/2011 6:06 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/19/2006
Location: ND
I dont know why she killed it.  I am assuming she is scared of snakes.  When i was young my grandmother would kill every garter snake she would come across on her farm.
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by on 05/13/2011 6:08 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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SHORTHAIRSRUS Said:

What you have here ---- is a alabama black snake

However It's not "TO BUKU" !!

Re: what kind of snake is this?
by on 05/13/2011 7:21 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/26/2009
Location: ND
That is an eastern hognose snake, and that photo is either not taken in central noth dakota or some one let it go there.

western hognose snakes are native to ND, both are mildly venomous rear fanged colubrids, however one would have to chew on your finger real good for at least a few minutes to show any visible reaction.

the western variety make good "pets" and are very popular in the pet trade (used to breed them myself) however the easterns are finicky eaters and aren't as docile & easy handling.
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by on 05/13/2011 7:29 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: nd
multi-species-angler Said:
That is an eastern hognose snake, and that photo is either not taken in central noth dakota or some one let it go there.

western hognose snakes are native to ND, both are mildly venomous rear fanged colubrids, however one would have to chew on your finger real good for at least a few minutes to show any visible reaction.

the western variety make good "pets" and are very popular in the pet trade (used to breed them myself) however the easterns are finicky eaters and aren't as docile & easy handling.
Wow, I just googled eastern hognose snake and there are a bunch of different color variations.

 
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by on 05/13/2011 7:40 PM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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yes they get pretty big too.  My favorite are the jet black ones.  they put on a hell of a display when you first encounter one in the wild.  they will flatten their necks out and bluff like a cobra, when that doesn't work they flip over on their backs and play dead, even hang their tongue out with mouth open.





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by on 05/13/2011 8:53 PM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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multi-species-angler Said:
western hognose snakes (used to breed them myself)
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by on 05/13/2011 9:51 PM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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When did she find it?
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by on 05/13/2011 10:25 PM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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bull snakes are a blast to catch, i got a 5 footer along the east side of the tailrace shute where those giant concrete blocks are, I cokest him out of a hole, he was extreamly agresive, his eyes were cloudy which means they are close to shedding and almost blind at that time, he hissed like a mad cat. out of the 20 or so garter snakes I've caught or harrased, I've only been hissed at once.
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Re: what kind of snake is this?
by on 05/13/2011 10:41 PM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Re: what kind of snake is this?
by on 05/13/2011 11:05 PM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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by on 05/14/2011 07:50 AM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/23/2004
Location: ND
I, too, was going to say a Hognosed Snake, but a couple of guysbeat me to the punch.  As far as snakes go, they are pretty cool.  They will puff up and hiss at you and look ferocious, but if you don't scare away, sometimes they will roll over and play dead.  They don't do it every time but if you ever see it, it's pretty cool.
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