Can anyone identify these snakes?

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    King Daddy... You are not wrong... That is pretty far north for Cottonmouths, however the wife says, snakes have been migrating north over last couple years... Plus they could have been let loose in the area by exotic pet owners...


    If I'm not mistaken, Python's are not native to North America and Florida has a huge problem with Python's at the moment. I saw a picture of a huge 25 footer on national news two weeks ago attempting to eat a friggon gator down in the Everglades!
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    maybe Western Hognose

    Looks just like the one in the pic on this page
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    Looks like they also mimic a rattlesnake.

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    I would never recommend hurting an "endangered"animal, but when it comes to snakes near home I believe in killing them sooner rather than later.

    As a kid I read a lot about snakes and one of the things that stood out was that snakes are born/hatched with all of the venom they will ever have, and with less ability to control its flow, so when they bite you get more potent venom in greater quantity.

    I would at least call animal control.

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    And now to pull this thread together and tie the subject of the post to the essense of the site let's discuss the merits and uses of the Taurus Judge...
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    It could be a Hognose... Do hognose snakes have a split forked tongue because the middle snake in the OP pic has a huge forked tongue.
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    Dudes, I'm tellin ya they are either a bull snake or a gopher snake, neither of which are venemous. I hear they have a lot of gophers in Minnesota.

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    Forked tongue...check
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    I don't wanta make ya pee yourself "BUT WHERES MOMMA"
    dukalmighty, we've already thought about that
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    I'm not seeing it to be a Gopher Snake...

    But I do agree it could be Bull Snake or the Western Hognose. I do have pics of Hognose with the forked tongue.

    I'm leaning towards the latter two.
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    Well, since I lived in MN for 40 years and used to hunt rattle snakes in the bluffland of the Mississippi river valley, I can assure you that they are not timber rattlers.

    They look like baby "bull" snakes or "gopher" snakes to me (same thing). Since Minnesota is the "Gopher" state, I'm sticking to my story. Oh, and you live within the bullsnake's range and region.

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    OK, maybe it's a Fox Snake. Looks like the markings on the head are correct.
    One way you can tell- If you pick it up and handle it and it gives off a musky smell like a Red Fox... then it's a Fox Snake.
    Here ya go: Fox Snake: Nature Snapshots from Minnesota DNR: Minnesota DNR

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    Now that I look at it closer, maybe not a fox snake. The markings on it's head are correct but the shape of the head is not. Why not contact :
    Report sightings of rare species: Minnesota DNR
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    Those are not poisonous. Those are not even vipers. Their heads are not wide enough nor are they triangular enough. Their tails are long and taper into a skinny point.

    All of North Americas pit vipers have wide, very wide, triangular heads and short blunt tails that do not trail off to skinny tips.

    The only exception is the Coral snake that is only found in deep southern areas such as Georgia to Florida and maybe South Carolina. The Cobra is kin to the Cobra and does not resemble any of Americas vipers as it is not a pit viper.
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    While we were "playing" with the snakes, this viscous animal came out to see what all the commotion was about! This albino squirrel lives in a tree on the edge of our property.
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