I found a snake in my house...?

I live in Northern MD, I found a baby snake in my house that has kind of the same patterns as my ball python. I have googled images and websites and can't find this snake anywhere. I can also say that it was aggressive because it was trying to bite my shoe when I was trying to hold it still...

Any GOOD websites or help would be GREAT!


***Help identifying it please...***

8 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Here's a list I compiled of snakes that loosely might resemble a ball python's pattern (or as close as it gets in the U.S.)....also trying to take your locality in mind.

    http://www.kingsnake.com/stha/eastern-hognose.jpeg Although the behavior doesn't sound like an Eastern Hognose

    http://www.kingsnake.com/stha/tx-rat-index.jpeg =woodland rat snake (comes in a wide range of colors)

    Northern Water Snake = http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/gaston/Pests/reptiles/imag... & http://www.kbs.msu.edu/ACWA/natres/natrgrh/snakes/...

    http://www.snakeeducation.com/snakes/photos/Northe... = make sure it's not a Northern Copperhead (venomous)

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  • 4 years ago

    It isn't a cottonmouth, the markings are wrong. I can't be sure from the photo but my first thought was gopher snake. What I would do in your place is call the agricultural extension for your county and ask them for help in caring for the snake until it's warm enough to release it. My guess would be into the 70s F. but the agricultural extension can tell you accurately and should have an interest in letting you know what is best for the snake. It sounds like it found the right person to hole up with. :)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago



    i like the first few

    and try

    taking a old fashion cotton (i guess) laundry bag or potato bag i think

    and then go up to the sanke wearing thick gardening gloves

    and long sleves and jeans or thick pants (snow pants)

    wear a heavy jacket that is very thick

    and shoes not gym shoes or opentoes

    i mean like snow boots or hiking boots

    u will look and feel rediculous but u will go up 2 da snake and put it in the bag and tie it at the top

    have someone watch the bag

    get out of clothes

    then drive away

    i mean a few miles

    and open the car door

    get out

    take the bag and open it and hop in the car and quickly drive away

    do this in a field

    hope this works

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  • 1 decade ago

    Find a number or an address for "Sonoran Wildlife Desert Museum". They are in Tucson, Az. They can be contacted online. They will probably be able to assist you with identification.

    I belong to a couple of different yahoo groups.

    Check out yahoogroups.com

    Find a snake group. They can answer any questions you may have.

    Good luck.


    Source(s): I have had contact with both sources that I cited above.
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  • johnny
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Google up fox snake and see if this helps.

    Source(s): Python Keeper
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    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Help with what? Identifying it? Catching it? Be more specific.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Do you have a picture?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Poor little guy "the snake, that is"....... From the DNR- DO NOT RESUSCITATE!!!!!!

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