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    My mother found a snake and was wondering what kind it is. It was so small I couldn't tell. I thought maybe a cottonmouth as it is brown and was in a moist/wet area but I couldn't distinguish any marks.

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    Hard to tell from the photo, but doesn't look poisionous.

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    Here it is a little larger.



    I didn't think it looked poisonous either as I couldn't distinguish and scale markings or the triangular head, but brown and wet... I wasn't going to mess with it.

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    I am by no means an expert. But that looks to be a Garter Snake. It is definitely not a cotton mouth and and is not posinious.

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    Either a garter or a bull snake
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    No bull snakes in GA (No bull, lol )

    Though its head looks a little big, I think it is Storeria dekayi , Brown snake. Its a lighter version, but they have different markings depending on where they are from. http://srelherp.uga.edu/snakes/stodek.htm

    Just by chance, Were its eyes orange?

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    I didn't get close enough to see the eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joezilla View Post
    No bull snakes in GA (No bull, lol )

    Though its head looks a little big, I think it is Storeria dekayi , Brown snake. Its a lighter version, but they have different markings depending on where they are from. http://srelherp.uga.edu/snakes/stodek.htm

    Just by chance, Were its eyes orange?
    Looks like a brown to me as well. People in Atlanta see them and scream "It's a baby copperhead" We find them dead on the trails a lot. Very sad...

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    Yeah, being a snake lover from the South, its a common site for me as well. Copperheaded moccasins, ETC. But, same as with carrying knives, the public's opinion on a subject can be diluted from actuality.
    In most of North America (with the exception of the rare Coral Snake), a good rule of thumb is a cat-eye is a venomous, round pupil is not.

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