What kind of snake this is?

Asked August 12, 2017, 11:40 AM EDT

We found a baby snake in our backyard and we are not sure if it's a copperhead or a brown snake. Do you know what is it?

New Castle County Delaware

1 Response

It is not possible to tell from the pictures, but it is more likely to be a Brown Snake than a Copperhead which are usually found in Southern DE. Scroll to page 4 at http://www.delawareenvirothon.org/2008%20web%20updates/DE%20Herps%20ID%20cards.pdf to see if you can find a match.