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May 24, 2015 7:21 PM CST
|Photos aren't the greatest, I only had my phone with me. I don't know my snakes but figured I'd better start learning them. I saw this one when I was weeding my strawberries. He was not happy with me! |
May 24, 2015 7:29 PM CST
|Looks like a Brown Snake, Storeria dekayi.|
May 24, 2015 7:33 PM CST
|Thank you! Just glad it's not a bad snake!|
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
May 24, 2015 7:35 PM CST
|I do believe it to be a type of garder snake.|
May 24, 2015 7:48 PM CST
This is a great site for starting to ID snakes in your area.
I think what you have is Storeria dekayi, Brown Snak
This is a list of the most commonly found in the Georgia/So Carolina area. Just rest your cursor on a name and the picture will pop up.
May 25, 2015 7:03 AM CST
|What a cutie...|
I had one of those guys in some forsythia that I was cutting back (up in the branches!)
I rescued it.... Carried it to safety...
May 25, 2015 10:16 AM CST
|I just moved this guy until I got my strawberries weeded.|
May 25, 2015 11:02 AM CST
abhege said: Thank you! Just glad it's not a bad snake!
Glad there's no bad snakes*
Without better pics it's really hard to 100% guarantee what species that is, it looks like a brown snake or a garter snake, both species show lots of variation.
Whatever it was, it's no threat, they rarely even open their mouths at me... They are happy to excrete a lovely smelling goo from their anus, a pretty good defense mechanism really.
Small snakes usually feed on insects, so having a few of those in your strawberries would be good!
Please tree mail me for trades, I'm ALWAYS actively looking for more new plants, and love to trade!