Some are scaly, some are smooth. Some are skinny, some are stout. Some are long, some are short. They've been around since the Garden of Eden - and Thanks to that sinister serpent, they've gained a bad reputation. However, snakes really aren't that bad. As a matter of fact, there are some pretty good fellas out there. Let's take a look at some of the good guys.
The Kingsnake ( hence it name ) will not only keep unwanted rodents off of your property , it will also rid the area of the poisonous " bad guys ". Kingsnakes vary in size and color due to the region. One of the most beautiful of the species is the Scarlet Kingsnake, which resembles the dreaded Coral snake, however, the color skein is different. With the Scarlet Kingsnake, the red and yellow bands are divided by black. Another distinction between the two snakes is the color of the snakes head. The Coral snakes head is black, whereas the Scarlet Kingsnakes is red.
Another "good guy " is the Common Garter snake. This snake can pretty much be found in any ones backyard. This snake feeds on pesty insects as well as mice and other rodents. They are harmless, non-aggressive little guys not growing over 36 inches
Last, but not least, let's give some well deserved credit to the farmers best friend, after his dog of course, the Rat Snake. This snake can do some pretty heavy damage to the rat population. Most farmers welcome these guys because the eat pesty critters that harm their and may carry diseases that could affect their livestock.
So no matter what your view is on snakes. No matter how loud you shriek when you see one. Just remember they are not so bad and deserve a little respect.