Type of Snake?

Asked May 2, 2016, 4:51 PM EDT

What type of snake is this? I killed it already but, I am on the lookout for more

Wayne County Illinois

1 Response

This is a ratsnake. Ratsnakes are harmless and beneficial, they eat lots of mice. Killing snakes is harmful to the environment and can be harmful to your health—if this had been a venomous snake, you would have drastically increased your chances of being bitten by trying to kill it. Please leave snakes alone in the future, they will return the favor.