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What Kind Of Snake Is This?

Discussion in 'Snakes - General' started by Joe Lerma, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. Joe Lerma

    Joe Lerma New Member

    Found this snake at a job we are at and wanted to know what kind it is. Tried looking it up but could not find out what kind it is.

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  2. Joe Lerma

    Joe Lerma New Member

    It was found in Portland, Tx
  3. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Looks like a rough green snake.
  4. HerpDerper

    HerpDerper New Member

    You should really be careful of handling snakes with your bare hands if you are unsure of the species of snake. Even if it may be a baby snake, poisonous baby snakes can still inject a lethal amount of poison in you. You are lucky though this isn't poisonous :)
  5. Rich

    Rich Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    HerpDerper, I know this sounds remedial but you are looking for venomous, not poisonous. Poison needs to be ingested for it to work. Venom is injected. While we do know what you are talking about, it is always best to use the proper terms because then when others read the post, they too learn the difference by seeing the proper terms used.
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  6. HerpDerper

    HerpDerper New Member

    Noted, thank you!
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  7. Qwerty3159

    Qwerty3159 Elite Member

    Maybe a rough earth snake
  8. AmityReptiles

    AmityReptiles Well Established Member

    It's fairly easy to tell if a snake is venomous even if you don't know exactly what it is. Atleast here in North America, there is a distinct difference between venomous and non-venomous visually. I'm assuming he knows the difference if he's handling it. (Most would kill a snake and ask questions later)
  9. Atroxus

    Atroxus Well-Known Member

    For the most part I would agree with you, though with the number of irresponsible pet owners/breeders and intentional/accidental releases of non-native species into the wild I would still recommend erring on the side of caution. There is no downside to treating any snake that you can't positively identify as venomous until proven otherwise. Guessing that something is not venomous and being wrong though could have potentially dire consequences.

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