Can you identify this species of snake?
Our snake expert identified the snake as a Northern copperhead, a venomous snake. Take a look at our website and publication HG 64 for ways to discourage snakes from coming close to a house or building. extension.umd.edu/hgic/snakes mh
Thank you for this prompt and important information. We'll share your links with our neighbors.
You are welcome.
Our snake expert is interested to know what part of Montgomery County you are in. He is curious as the the snakes range in the County.
Zip code is 20901 - near the intersection of University Blvd. and Colesville Road (Rt. 29). If the expert wants a street address, please contact the registered e-mail address directly.
- Steve Brown
Thank you for the information.
We gave your location to our expert. He said that copperheads usually are not found in such developed areas. He thinks it was washed downstream from all the rain from a more rural location. Hope this helps.