Need help ID'ing snake.

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    This snake is hanging out by the front door. Could need help with finding out what kind of snake this is.

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    That is NOT a Banded Krait (which lives in Asia).

    It does not look like a venomous snake to me, but that's simply a guess, and guessing is not ideal. There's a guy on twitter, David Steen, who can help you I.D. any snake in the U.S. His twitter handle is @AlongsideWild send him the photo with the question and he can answer it.
     
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    Neat looking snake! If you go by head shape probably not poisonous But don't rely on a guess.
     
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    I'm not an expert btw just matching pictures to the net. Some of the desert snakes in tx have a similar pattern but the heads look different. I was thinking maybe someone lost a pet?
     
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    Google "Banded Snakes in Texas" and click on images. There are a couple that resemble the one in your photo.
     
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    Thanks for all of the replies. He is gone this morning. His head wasn't triangle shaped and his eyes were round. He wasn't aggressive at all. He was hanging out by the porch light. Its florescent so it doesn't produce much heat. So don't know why he was there. It was raining. Maybe he wanted out of the rain.. lol
     
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    It was a king snake, very common, docile and make decent pets. I had a smaller species from Mexico ,the variatus or Thayer's kingsnake. They are actually good to have around, they will eat other snakes including venomous ones.

    http://www.desertusa.com/reptiles/common-kingsnake.html
     
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    I think TAHOE gets the prize.. lol

    It was a kingsnake..
     
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    I'll send you my address so my prize gets shipped correctly:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    lol
     
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    Northern cat eyed snake. Venomous, back fanged.... only itty bitty little teeth....
     
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    I'm sorry TAHOE but adavisus is right. I did some more research and this snake is rare down here but they do exist. The pictures I saw are exactly like the snake that was here.
     
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    The banded form of king snake has no distribution in TX, though a similar, prairie king snake does, slightly different pattern

    The northern cat eyed snake looks such a cutey, you might be tempted to handle it. That might not turn out well if a kiddiwink has small soft fingers and it clamps on

    Definitely a gem of a critter, tempted by critters drawn to a light....
     
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