We received a visit in the office last week from long-time herpetologist Bob Todd.
Mr. Todd, who lives in Sonora, saw the article about a copperhead in last week’s LaRue County Herald News and wanted to offer his opinion on it.
Mr. Todd knows snakes. He’s spent a lifetime studying them.
He thinks the snake pictured was not a venomous copperhead but a harmless Prairie Kingsnake.
To the unpracticed eye, the snakes closely resemble each other. Their coloration is similar.