Can someone identify this baby? I am in North Texas.
Most likely a type of garter snake. We used to catch them by the dozens when I was a kid. It may be a little ill-tempered when first encountered but becomes docile very quickly.
Hope this helps!
Here is a link that might be useful: Common Garter Snake
It looks way to big to be a garter snake! I used to catch them and they were no where near that big! Looks like a rattle snake to me.
how about a texas brown snake?
appears to have the dark brown spots around the eyes.
Here is a link that might be useful: texas brown snake
It's definitely not a rattlesnake. The head shape is all wrong.
How big is that snake, Zackey....in your estimation?
Garter snakes in southern or warm climates grow to surprising sizes.
This baby wasn't big at all, maybe 9-10 inches...
It sure looks alot bigger than that! I used to catch them as a kid (in PA) and they were not much bigger around than a pencil and only about 6 inches long.
western, terrestrial garter snake (Thamnophis elegans)
Here is a link that might be useful: western, Terrestrial Garter Snake
Yeah I think that's the one. :) Thanks everyone you have been great help!