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May 24, 2015 7:21 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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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!


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May 24, 2015 7:29 PM CST
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Looks like a Brown Snake, Storeria dekayi.

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May 24, 2015 7:33 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
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I tip my hat to you. Thank you! Just glad it's not a bad snake!
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May 24, 2015 7:35 PM CST
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
I do believe it to be a type of garder snake.
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May 24, 2015 7:48 PM CST
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Hi Arlene.

This is a great site for starting to ID snakes in your area.


I think what you have is Storeria dekayi, Brown Snak

http://srelherp.uga.edu/snakes...

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.

http://srelherp.uga.edu/snakes...
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May 25, 2015 7:03 AM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier
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...
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May 25, 2015 10:16 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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I just moved this guy until I got my strawberries weeded.
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May 25, 2015 11:02 AM CST
Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
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abhege said: I tip my hat to you. 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!
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