Snakes-Venomous or Harmless?
By Sonja Rae
May 19, 2019 2:00pm CST
Walking to my mailbox as I do every evening when I get home from work and I happened to catch a glimpse of something moving. Once I focused on it, I froze. Not being familiar with snakes, I had no idea if this was a friend or foe, so I cautiously observed it, took my phone out to take pictures so I could try and identify it and notify our property manager in case tenants need to be alerted. As far as I can tell this is related to the King Snake family, possibly a rat snake which if I am correct, are harmless. Regardless, me and snakes are not going to get along well. Photo my own.
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There are venomous and non venomous in nature! Mostly venomous snakes don't appear to human beings as they have their own way of finding the food 1 Most of the times we get to see not venomous snakes! Please make a note that a venomous wont attack any one unless it feels threatens of its life, as the venom is required for their digestion which they inject into their pray and they can just produce the venom once in 30 days or more!
• Perth, Australia
@SonjaRae oh wow! I would have froze too! I'm not too familiar with snakes. I should probably learn though. Same with spiders. Though I have a pretty good idea about most of them here. I'm glad that this snake wasn't feeling threatened enough to want to jump out at you.
• St. Louis, Missouri
We have black snakes around here. I let them do their thing but my mom freaks and makes me kill them if she sees them. The only one I’ve killed by my choice is one that decided to rear up and hiss at me as I walked past it at a 3 foot distance. I looked at it and said “Okay, you gonna die.” I cut his head off with a well aimed slam from a metal shovel. I don’t tolerate snakes with attitude.
• Peoria, Arizona
That is a gorgeous snake! I don't know snake breeds that well, there are just so many but generally, most snakes are harmless or if they are venomous they normally do not go around humans that much. Most snakes will do a bluff strike to spook you to make sure you get away but most won't bite unless you bother them. And even if it was a venomous snake, the hospital would have anti-vemon for sure so there really isn't a reason to worry. Snakes are just trying to survive, find that next meal, and find somewhere warm.
• United States
@SonjaRae Next time, tell me! LOL Oh, I'm going to be deleting many things soon. That's how I do it nowadays. It's getting to be too many for me to manage. LOL Just in case you want to read about all the rotten things I said about you, and all the dirty little secrets I share... ROFL