What type of snake is this?

Asked August 23, 2018, 5:55 PM EDT

This snake was trying to enter my garage. What type is it?

Ohio wildlife snakes snake id

1 Response

It appears to be an eastern milksnake, which is often mistaken as a copperhead. There is a V-shape stripe near the head that is commonly found in these snakes. These are great snakes to have around as they hunt mice, rats, and other nuisance animals. The eastern milksnake is not considered to be venomous.

Read more about them at https://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/portals/wildlife/pdfs/publications/id%20guides/pub354_Reptiles-opt.pdf