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**UPDATE** Snake in my HOUSE!!! Help me Identify Please!

Posted by on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:32 PM
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Okay, I know it's not poisonous, but I'm curious what it is, and what I should do with it.  I haven't been able to identify it using my state's herpetological website for identifying native species, so I'm wondering if maybe it's not native and got loose from someone's house or something.  I am in central VA!


UPDATE: I sent these pics to a friend of mine who's basically a reptile expert and she confirmed it was a juvenile black rat snake.  She said they turn all black when they get....wait for it...about 5 FEET LONG!  I was entertaining the idea of keeping it, but he seemed really stressed out and there's NO WAY we have room for a 5-ft-long snake.  I explained that to my son and he understood and was VERY mature about letting it go (he's 4!)  We took it down to the creek down the street and let him swim away in the water.  He looked so happy, and it was a great learning experience for my son!  Thanks for all the replies!


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momof35219
by Bronze Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:33 PM
Gopher snake or garden snake maybe


Quoting SunshneDaydream:

Okay, I know it's not poisonous, but I'm curious what it is, and what I should do with it.  I haven't been able to identify it using my state's herpetological website for identifying native species, so I'm wondering if maybe it's not native and got loose from someone's house or something.  I am in central VA!


TiffanyRose06
by Queso<3 on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:35 PM
I had no clue

Call your local animal control/wildlife people
RoxStetz
by Gold Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:35 PM
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Maybe a rat snake? Ewww I hate snakes!!!
NewInChrist
by on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:35 PM
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Idk but it's pretty
supermama322
by Kaylee on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Eeeee Idk but is he ever CUTE

carterscutie85
by Queen Bee on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:36 PM
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Nagini.

Voldemort's gonna be pissed that you have his soul...err pet.

bunnyxlover
by hippity hop on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:36 PM
Gopher snake
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:36 PM
Google "garden snake" & look at the pic's.
tysmommy98
by on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:37 PM
It looks dead. Did you kill it?
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SunshneDaydream
by Platinum Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:39 PM

No he's fine!  He's just terrified.  We'll probably just let him go (far from the house) but my son really wants to keep him.  I kinda do too!

Quoting tysmommy98:

It looks dead. Did you kill it?


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