Are there any serpent experts here in the Hudson Valley? I need some help identifying this snake I found.

I've always had a theory about snakes and spiders. I've always believed that the average person is either afraid of either snakes or spiders but usually not both. Of course there's always exceptions to that theory. You can absolutely be afraid of both but I truly believe that you're most likely afraid of on more than the other.

I recently learned that someone who studies snakes, reptiles and amphibians is called a herpetologist. Are there any snake wranglers or herpetologists in the Hudson Valley that can lend me a hand? I'm trying to figure out what kind of snake this is.

I found this snake in Beacon this weekend and I'm trying to figure out what kind of snake this. It looks like baby.

According to the SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry website, there are many different kinds of snakes that are native to the state of New York. of the 16 listed on the site I was able to narrow it down to two species.

It could either be milk snake or an Eastern Milk Snake or an Eastern Worm Snake. I could totally be wrong as that's my amateur opinion.

Have you run into one of these little guys in the Hudson Valley before? If so, did you find out what it was? Is it poisonous? Will it grow to be 30 feet long? I'm just wondering if I should not let my cats outside for a while.