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Can one of you snake aficionados help me identify this critter. While relocating leaves from around the house I came across this one. Now I've encountered all kinds of copper-heads and black snakes here in my woods but nothing that has ever looked like this. It doesn't have the viper shaped head so I assumed it wasn't poisonous. Anyway it didn't bite me when I relocated it to a rotten stump away form the house. It's been really cold here in eastern GA for the past several days I was surprised to find it out on the rocks under one of the decks.

Winter snake IMG_2116.jpg
Winter snake IMG_2117.jpg
 
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ronto

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The only venomous land snake in North America without a viper head is the Coral Snake. The one in your picture has the markings of an Eastern King Snake. They eat Copperheads so they are very beneficial critters.
 
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Had no idea that GA had so many kinds of snakes. Found a website with pics of 45 kinds. The closest match would be a brown water snake. But again, I'm no expert on snakes.
 
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Well that could be true 1800 feet away is the river and the end of my property line along with the beaver pond. I looked at all the photos on the website as well but nothing seemed to match.

My Wife said it looked like the Anaconda-Python-Boa Constrictor that attacked her earlier this year in her flower pot garden :oops: .
 

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I agree with the above comments that it is non venomous. The round eyes and lack of triangular head are signs that it is a regular snake.
 

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