Can anyone identify this snake?

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  1. Methos

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    Down here in Alabama I found my 5year old cousin holding this snake,it didn't seem hostile in anyway so I let it wonder off to the woods.
    I'm thinking it's a type of rat snake but am not sure.



    Also on snakes,out in a open field I walked up on a dirty black looking snake that raised up foor feet and hissed at me.
    It had a very distinct pointed arrow shaped head with two ridges on the neak behind the head.
     
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    Kinda resembles a rat snake but the pattern I'm not too falimiar with.
     
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    Man, at I lived near Helena/Bessemer growing up, and it was in the country. Got bit by a water mocassin when I was little. I freakin hate snakes, even harmless ones such as this.

    I think it is just either a ratsnake or a garden snake.

    That other one sounds like a kingsnake maybe. I dunno. Try looking here:
    http://dcnr.state.al.us/watchable-wildlife/what/Reptiles/Snakes/
     
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    I've never heard of a NA snake being able to stand up four feet.
     
  5. Methos

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    A Coachwhip snake can.
     
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    it looks like a gopher snake from the angle.They are harmless and eat mice and other small rodents.If the do bite it doesn't hurt cause they have no fangs or large teeth.A rat snake is another possibility but are usually small.

    I have seen green garter snakes stand up over 1 ft and hiss while rocking back and forth similar to a cobra.Its actually rather cool to watch them do it.
     

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