We've had lots of "what kind of snake is this" threads lately. Is it feasible to do a snake identification thread? There's plenty of links that do that, such as this one: http://srelherp.uga.edu/snakes/ If you can identify all the venomous snakes native to GA, you should be pretty well able to dismiss anything else as harmless, even beneficial. It's amazing how often any brown colored snake is misidentified as a copperhead. It would be a shame to kill a corn snake or rat snake because of that. Here is a copperhead: Note the hour glass shaped pattern. It has a heavy body, arrow shaped head, and slit pupils, like a cat. Scales are keeled. It has heat sensing pits below its eyes, hence "pit viper". The young ones have a bright yellow-green tail.