Here are two of the most common snakes I have around my farm. The deadly copperhead and the non venomous king snake. This photo was not on my farm but is a still great shot.King snakes kill other snakes. They are very good at controlling the mice/rat population and copperheads. Copperheads are the worst in August when they shed their skins, are blind and attack everything in pairs. I am grateful I have a healthy king snake population around. Snakes get a bad wrap but are very important in nature.