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My buddy saw this guy on the golf course in South Carolina. He thinks it's a copperhead.

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I really cant see the shape of the head but with the markings it could also be a corn snake..  but I'm no expert

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2 minutes ago, Coyoteslayer said:

Here is a corn snake. Markings do look similar. 

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That's why I mentioned the head..  if its shaped more like an arrow it's a copper head if it's more in line with body its corn snake

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19 minutes ago, vdep217 said:

 it could also be a corn snake..  

That would be my guess too.  The other possibility is the eastern milk snake.  Not a copperhead though.    

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Big bastard. Not a copperhead, I agree..

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7 hours ago, Zipper said:

My buddy saw this guy on the golf course in South Carolina. He thinks it's a copperhead.

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Well what I have found is Copperheads and Rattlesnakes are usually short and fat, I think the longest Rattlesnake I have ever seen was 4 feet long but very thick . Even this copperhead in this picture is less then 4 feet long but it has a thick body. Both of these were by my house in Stillwater NJ, I am no expert on snakes but I know enough not to touch them , if they are on a road I scoot them off, if in the woods I retreat and walk around ( With my eyes a little more open !) them .

My neighbor got bit in the leg by a copperhead 4 years ago ( in his vegetable garden) and was in the hospital for 5 days, walked with a cane for 3 months and still walks a little funny today, they are serious.

Well last weekend I actually put a camera on a Rattlesnake den that I found 3 years ago, it had about 8 Rattlesnakes coiled up, they were all like 15 inches long but you can see from the picture the triangle shape head. Don’t even know why they were all coiled up ? Well last weekend on the AT it was 76 on Saturday then when I went up to put the camera out on Sunday it was Sleeting and snowing on me so I did not have to worry about snakes being out!

I always heard Rattlesnakes stay in the den for life and I put a camera on the entrance, we shall see, the first 3 pictures are Copperheads, #4 Rattlesnake, #5 Rattlesnake den and 

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         Good Luck !

 

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