Good evening. I took these photos of a snake on the road which I believe to be a corn snake. My wife told a guy we saw he snake up the road and he insisted it was a Copperhead and that it should be killed immediately. I told him I thought it was a Corn Snake but it could be a Copperhead as I’m no expert. Just for my edification…Corn snake, Copperhead or something totally different.
I found this beauty outside my garage door in south Florida. My wife nearly had a heart attack and wonders if the rest of the family is in the garage or the house. Can you identify it for me and let me know if it is a harmless corn snake.
What Are These Snakes?
-This is not a pop quiz, any kind of research is encouraged and I hope you will engage with other commenters to try to figure these snakes out. I will eventually chime in with my thoughts.
-Assume I know what kind of snake is in the picture. I run these posts because they are outreach opportunities. Please don’t send me private e-mails with your guesses, include them below.
-Remember, the person that sent me the picture is probably reading your comments. Although it is frustrating to know that many of these snakes have been killed, these people do want to learn more about them. More snake knowledge will lead to fewer snakes being killed. Don’t hate, educate.