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Thats a huge copperhead. I didnt think they got that long. One less snake to worry about..
Woah,pump tha brakes!!!!!
That thing is huge. Your dad looks just like my late great Paw Paw. I miss that ole man,he taught me everything i knew about the outdoors.
...I've killed two so far this year...just pack a pistol w/#12 rat shot when 'ya ride 'dat lawnmower...(and wear a big yellow 14 gal. cowboy hat)...cheers
Hey Andy, get him one of these.
That has to be some type of world record. Biggest one I've ver seen was about half that length.
I think the record for a copperhead is 52-53 inches...I'm not questioning your snike ID abilities but u sure its not a rat snake? Rat snakes get to that size, and look similar.
Not to second guess you but I've seen 2 copperheads in Tensas WMA that were over 5ft long and they were both about as big a round as a coke can or bigger. FYI for everyone else, when they get that big, they become slow moving due to old age.
Y'all are right. It's a ratsnake. Not a copperhead.
I cant see the snake to good in the pic(not saying your wrong) but Ive never seen a copperhead that long not to mention they are usually really fat! Someone said they resemble a rat snake? I dont know how they look similiar.The pic does look like it could be a rat snake but in no way resembles a copperhead
Can someone with the know how zoom in on snake and repost?
Look at the head, the body moves smoothly into the head, it is NOT a Copperhead. It amazes me how many 'outdoors' guys cannot id a snake. Puhleeze.
I agree that it is not a Copperhead, mainly due to its girth. Copperheads are usually pretty fat once they hit maturity. I ran into one a couple of years ago that was only about 3ft long but was as big around as softball. Did you happen to get a look at its eyes? If it did not have cat eyes it def is not a Copperhead.
36 inches seems to be the largest a Copperhead gets:
Old boy has a corn snake he killed.
Andy is my boss so without a doubt that is a copperhead! lol
That link cracks me up. I've killed them well over 36 inches in my own back yard....... But i have to agree the snake in the picture is not a copperhead. The body is far too skinny, and the head is not wide enough (yes even when zoomed in using photoshop). I'm going to have to say its definitely a rat snake.
pic not to clear,but it looks like a king snake,king snake loves mice and rats and also eats other snakes,what color is the snake?
Well i wouldnt doubt the validity of Andy or his father, who im sure has seen a snake or two in his day, also, it seems to me that the head does indeed have a diamond shape..... And for those inquiring minds out there... the world record is 53 inches and it was a southern copperhead, mainly indigenous to Oklahoma... Id measure that one and send that info in!!!
...In 'da Valley of'da Giants...'ya better be politically correct or 'ya a 'Marked Snake'...(ain't dat right Geronimo ??? )...cheers
Chicken snake? Rat snake? At Approx. 68' TO 72' most unlikely that this is a copperhead. Never seen a copperhead with the color being so dark. But I guess we will never know which snake it was.
The copperhead grows to a maximum length of 46-48 inches and is mottled with definite brown and black coloring. The Cottonmouth (or Water Moccosain) grows to a maximum length of 54-56 inches, but this one is much too thin to be a Moccosain.
This is a copper head I killed a couple years ago...missing its head it was about 49 inches when killed...
just blew this picture up 400%, that is one wide head to be a rat snake, that head and body does not flow into one another. Fatter than it looks. But hey that's just my opinion.
NO COPPERHEAD---EITHER A DIAMONBACK WATER SNAKE OR THE FAMOUS CHICKEN SNAKE, BOTH HARMLESS AND GOOD AS RATTERS---PEOPLE SHOULD LEARN OUR GOOD SNAKES
Guys, the head is not attached to the body: Dad had lopped it off already. Now, I didn't see it, but the old man has seen a lot of snakes in his life, and he knows the difference between a copperhead and water snake. He said the head was definitely triangular.
Triangular head doesn't make it a venomous snake. Not having a triangular head would mean it isn't venomous or it is a coral snake.
To tell and this works best on dead snakes. Is the eye. If the eye is round (pupil) then it isn't a rattlesnake, cottonmouth or a copper head. If the eye is a slit then it is!
Also the underside from the poop shoot on back is different. Single row is venomous and double row is not.