~ A journal of tails
Eeeeek! That's my response! :) I don't think I'd be going near my garden!
Looks like an Eastern Milk Snake.
hey!!! i just posted a similar pic of a snake we found yesterday!! its the same one! wow that guy really gets around. i also asked what it is. cant wait to find out:-)
this just in from one of my pals.. it is a rat snake:http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/Reptiles/Black%20Rat%20Snake/juvblkratsnake1m1.jpg:-)
Checkerdader or Eastern Milk Snake
My guess would be an Eastern Milk Snake - nonpoisonous but often mistaken for the Copperhead that is poisonous. The milk snakes can grow really long too - like this one!
Hello Janis, I'm no expert but maybe it is this guy? http://www.harvardpress.com/DesktopModules/DnnForge%20-%20NewsArticles/Print.aspx?tabid=2190&tabmoduleid=7735&articleId=2809&moduleId=3353&PortalID=0&PageID=5753 They are protected and were in the barns actually helping the farmers by looking for rodents to eat. Milk Snakes can be aggressive and may bite if handled, although they are not venomous. They also vibrate their tail tip if agitated. This habit has lead to the death of many Milk Snakes at the hands of humans who mistake them for rattlesnakes. Well... :-) Best wishes from Canada Dagmar :)
Just guessing here, in between shivers, a milk snake? Sure is long! Ewwwwwy! I do NOT like snakes! At all. No way. Uh uh! I would never go in my garden again.
How wonderful that you have this girl (or guy) in your garden. We have 3 "patrol" snakes but none this wonderfully big! You are lucky. You will have no moles, rabbits etc. to eat your veggies! Lucky you!
How wonderful that you have this great snake in your garden! I have 3 like this but none this big. They keep away rabbits and all sorts of rodents. Moles HATE them!