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You can do a Google Picture search. Or, do a search of snakes in your state. But remember, DO NOT USE THE WORD POISONOUS! Snakes are either VENOMOUS, or NONVENOMOUS. And you should NEVERRR kill a snake. Even if it is venomous, and you have small children. Most bites occur while trying to kill a snake. And you will NEVER kill all of them, so why kill even one? Don't try to be a hero. There are too many DEAD heros already.
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If the snake has a rattle on its tail it is a rattlesnake, and therefore venomous. However, some non-venomous snakes do mimic the rattle by rattling their tails, but lack the rattle "buttons" that sound like little salt shakers. Look for the heat sensor. ... Coral snakes are not pit vipers, and lack this feature.
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Some of the most venomous snakes in the world have round pupils, but many ... A snake with a rattle on its tail must be a rattlesnake, which is venomous. ... Pupil shape has nothing to do with whether a snake is venomous or not - but it does ...
Most poisonous snakes have a pupil that resembles a cat's; an oblong shape with peaked ends, like a slit in the center of the eye. Non-venomous snakes usually have round pupils. There is always the exception. The coral snake, a very venomous snake in the United States, has round pupils.
Poisonous snakes have tails that come to a point rather abruptly, making them ... This is how you identify a Coral Snake best, since they have rounded pupils, and ... The best thing to do when coming across any type of snake is to remain calm.
The rattlesnakes have rattles on the end of their tails. ... Remember, all snakes have triangular heads, and most have colors and patterns of some type. ... The coral snake has a rounded head, roundpupils, and no heat-sensing pits. ... How do I know if a snake is poisonous - There is no way to be completely sure that a ...
Can you give a more precise, carefully worded description ? Unfortunately colour is not a very useful, because the same species of snake can show a wide variation in colour A guess for this snake, more likely to be wrong than right, is a Mozambique spitting cobra, Naja mossambica (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozambique_spitting_cobra) or similar (eg Naja pallida, but Polokwane is very southerly to find this species there). Your best bet is to visit the local snake park and ask a local expert, or browse the internet looking for pictures, having typed some relevant words to search with. Let me know what you find out !