Ask a Question Here are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question. Black snakes are a good thing! It must be Spring as our Black Snake is back. Black snakes will keep your property clean of rodents as well as Starlings bird that nest around the roof area of your home. They, at least ours, is not aggressive at all.
Dealing with Black Snakes Around Your Home or Garden
When alarmed, black rat snakes will coil their body to appear threatening. An eastern ratsnake crosses the Anacostia River in Washington, D. The eastern ratsnake is a non-venomous snake found throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Both are nonvenomous black colored snakes with white or grayish bellies that eat mostly rodents and other small animals, and neither are out to hurt you. Black racers do occasionally kill and eat other snakes. In fact, they sometimes will even hibernate with other species of snakes, including copperheads and rattlesnakes. Baby black snakes have colored markings that are easily mistaken for copperhead markings; but as they grow, those markings fade to black. Any snake bite — even a nonvenomous one — is likely to be painful and full of bacteria which can lead to infection.