I noticed this snake in my backyard.

What sort of snake is it, and look there,it's a fairly snake.

What sort of snake is it, Mr.


? – It's quite a bit higher lookin' snake than thecopperhead that I nearly stepped on final weekend whereas I used to be turkey huntin'.

That's a typical garter snake, it's useful,it's a great snake to have round.

He in all probability eats on moles and mice and issues like that.

So you have to maintain that one, nameit, feed it, .

– You stated title it, okay.

– Fred.

– Yeah, Fred.

Wow, in order that's our buddy within the backyard, proper,Mr.


? – That's proper.

– That's the backyard snake.

And so they eat what, slugs and snails too? – Yeah, they eat numerous stuff, however they'redefinitely useful.

– Nicely we now have to get individuals to understandthat.

Most individuals wouldn't know this.

How would that's a useful? – Nicely, very first thing is, I do know the toxicsnakes that we now have, and we don't have however actually three sorts of toxic snakes inthis space.

– [Chris] Copperhead, water moccasin– – [Mr.


] Nicely, cottonmouth.

– Cottonmouth, proper.

– Cottonmouth.

Which numerous people name a water moccasin,too, water moccasin will not be toxic.

However cottonmouth and a rattlesnake.

And there's a number of sorts of rattlesnakesround, and the copperhead, cottonmouth, and rattlesnakes.

And all three of these have a elliptical pupils.

Elliptical pupil, like a cat eye.

Fred, the backyard snake, has spherical pupils likewe do.

And the entire different non-poisonous snakeshave spherical pupils like we do.

Now, if we now have any of our associates down south,down on the Gulf Coast, the coral snake has spherical pupils.

And it's toxic, however we don't have coralsnakes up right here except somebody introduced one up right here and launched it.

However down on the Gulf Coast, they're coralsnakes, so these are actually the 4 poison snakes that we now have in the USA.

– Okay, that's good to know, good things.

– If an individual can't see the eyes, can yousee by the top of the snake, or is it simply? – You may't go by the form of the top, youcan't go by the form of the physique.

Numerous non-poisonous snakes have arrow shapedheads or angular heads.

You may go by the, I assume the size plateson the stomach, and I favor to rollin' over and lookin' at hisbelly, I'd somewhat get down and look him within the eye.

Now if he coils up and goes within the defensemode, I'm not gonna look very shut.

However there are some issues which might be very, quite common that assist you to determine.

Cottonmouth as an illustration, not solely does ithave the elliptical pupil, nevertheless it has a mark that form of goes by its face, and itextends by and behind its eye.

And a younger cottonmouth, an actual younger cottonmouth, sixinches lengthy, has the identical coloration of copperhead, it's very coppery coloured.

But when it's bought that stripe, it'sa cottonmouth.

So there are some issues.

And naturally, rattlesnakes rattle.

– Yeah, rattle.