How do I identify a found snake?

How do I identify a found snake?

Key field marks for identifying snakes

  • Head Shape: Is the head shaped like a broad arrowhead, like a spade, or like an oval?
  • Eyes: Are the eyes large or small?
  • Scales: What texture are the scales, rough or smooth?
  • Patterns: What kinds of patterns does the snake have?
  • Color: Which color(s) is the snake?
  • What all snakes are in Kentucky?

    Kentucky’s venomous snakes are the copperhead, cottonmouth, timber rattlesnake, and pigmy rattlesnake. All four species belong to a group of snakes called pit vipers.

    How can you tell poisonous snakes in Kentucky?

    Venomous snakes usually have a triangular (wide at the back and attached to a narrow neck) or ‘spade-shaped’ head. Be aware that many non-venomous snakes, such as watersnakes, flatten their heads when threatened and may be confused with venomous snakes.

    Is there an app for identifying snakes?

    Creators Jason Compton and Nick Ryon came up with an app to let you know. It’s called Snake Snap. The app has three main features, two are educational. Did You Know teaches snake trivia.

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