“There’s a snake in our yard!”
If you see a snake in your yard, he is probably there searching for his food sources, such as rats, mice, frogs, lizards, etc. If your yard is neat and trimmed back with no signs of rats, then Mr. Snake is just probably passing through. After all, snakes have to crawl to wherever they’re going. At the present time, there are no Ubers for snakes in Collierville!
Since there are 32 species of snakes native to Tennessee, so eventually you will probably see one of these in your yard. Unsure if the snake you have is venomous or not? Check out the section below for some great information on the major features of venomous and non-venomous local snakes.
There are certain ways to tell if a snake is venomous or non-venomous.
A venomous snake will have a triangular head, a more pointed snout, and slit pupils like the eyes of a cat.
A non-venomous snake will have a rounded heat, a blunt snout, and round pupils.
Keep in mind that a snake, dangerous or not, is not out to harm you. Even venomous snakes pose no danger if you leave them alone and keep an eye on your pets.
October and November is baby copperhead season. Baby copperheads are small, blend very well into fallen foliage and they like to hang out in damp places like firewood, piles of leaves, and even flowerpots.
Baby copperheads are easily recognizable by the bright yellow or green tips on their tails. These snakes will have this mark for the first year of their lives. Their coloring is typically light brown or reddish, and some younger snakes can look dark gray. The babies are seven to eight inches long, and can be mistaken for non venomous water snakes, rat snakes and corn snakes until you look closely at the tail.
To a snake, your home and a cozy outdoor shed provides the same shelter and food he is looking for, especially if you have a rodent problem in your home. Because snakes cannot chew or dig, they must gain entrance through small holes and cracks. Depending on their size, some species may even be able to slither through your weep holes or under gaps in doors. Sometimes a snake will just take a wrong turn and end up where he doesn’t belong.
If you have found a snake skin in your home, please do not be alarmed. Snakes are extremely vulnerable to predators while shedding their skin, will look for a quiet place where they feel safe. After shedding, they will usually move on unless you have a supply of tasty rodents to make them stay for dinner.
Our technicians are the ninjas of snake catching in Collierville TN! If you have a snake you absolutely need removed, give us a call today. We are here to help!
Also called water moccasins, these are short, thick-bodied snakes with bands of brown and darker brown, and are usually found near a water source. The most well known method of recognizing a cottonmouth is by the cotton-white interior of its mouth. But not too many people would get that close!
The Copperhead has dark brown “Hershey Kiss” markings over a lighter brown background. These also look like hourglass or dumbells depending on the angle. The Copperhead is named for it’s reddish head. This is the most likely of these snakes to bite, although their venom is the most mild.
If you’ve ever seen a Western, then you are familiar with the frightening sound of an upset rattlesnake. The rattle is composed of a series of interlocking scales, which the snake adds to each time it molts. These snakes can only strike from a coiled position, but just one direct hit is all it takes to make a believer out of you.
THE CORAL SNAKE
Fortunately, we don’t see many coral snakes around the Memphis area. Scarlet King Snakes can be mistaken for coral snakes, but the way to tell for sure is by the nose. If the nose is black, its a deadly Coral Snake. Just remember: “If Red Touches Yellow, You’re A Dead Fellow. If Red Touches Black, You’re Okay, Jack.”
We also perform wildlife trapping in Collierville TN for rats, mice, squirrels, skunks,
moles, opossums, raccoons, armadillos, and much more.
So if you have some little visitors you need evicted from your home or property,
give Apex Wildlife Control a call today.
We are happy to help!