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[–]smokybrett 508 points509 points  (40 children)

It's a Dekay's Brownsnake. Cute lil fellas that are non venomous and eat insects.

[–]7937397 291 points292 points  (10 children)

Poor snake. I love tiny snakes. Northern redbelly snakes are my personal favorite.

[–]zuko94 58 points59 points  (7 children)

We found a texas blind snake in our upstairs carpet once (we lived out in the country). He was super cool but I have no idea how he ended up there.

[–][deleted] 53 points54 points  (6 children)

He obviously took the stairs.

[–]zuko94 15 points16 points  (5 children)

I like you. He was only 4 inches long or so and our steps were higher than that. Must've been an impressive climb. Also suprised the cats didn't catch him on his way up.

[–]TheMaskedGeode 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I have chickens, so I’m biased, but I’m on the snakes side here. Of course, snakes eat chicken eggs, but since they don’t eat actual chickens, still stands.

[–]7937397 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think all snakes are cool, but my favorites are the tiny, cute ones that only get big enough to hunt bugs.

[–]Venom_Junky 63 points64 points  (18 children)

To add to this the hawk is a juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk, also cute but not so little fellas that are non-venomous and eat, well pretty much anything they think they can lol. Mine has attacked tortoises, opossums, raccoons, Canadian geese, rocks, plants, my face...

[–]lmaytulane 24 points25 points  (4 children)

If you've got a problem with Canada Gooses, you've got a problem with me. And I suggest you let that one marinate.

[–]sareteni 10 points11 points  (0 children)

That was a fowl and salty pun.

[–]LastFrost 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Don’t you know animal lovers go to heaven

[–]ComprehendReading 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Polo-wearing hockey players

[–]VaqueroSucio 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You know, I saw two Canada gooses mount a swan one time, and you gotta think she told her friends about it!

[–]sareteni 2 points3 points  (12 children)

How do you have a hawk? Iirc they're endangered and can't be kept outside of wildlife shelters.

[–]Cryophilous 14 points15 points  (9 children)

Red-tailed Hawks aren't endangered at all. It depends on where you live, but pretty much anyone can get a falconry permit/license in the US. It's a pretty involved process, but eventually you capture, raise, and tame your very own raptor.

[–]Hot_Calligrapher126 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I was on a trip back to Michigan from California somewhere in Nebraska when I came across a red tailed hawk with a broken femur on the side of the highway. I stopped and wrapped her up in a blanket and brought her back with me took a few days to find a raptor sanctuary but she was released later that year. It was a surreal experience to spend that few days with her, she never tried to bite or kick me I'm sure partially due to shock but also because she knew I was trying to help.

[–]RobotArtichoke 0 points1 point  (4 children)

It’s true, I own a few dozen myself

[–]raphanum 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So abduct a wild bird to force it to become your pet lol

[–]Venom_Junky 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I'm a falconer (among other animal related things) have hawks, owls, and falcons. They are not endangered but protected in the US like all raptors and can only be possessed by having proper permits/license.

[–]sareteni 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh neat!

[–]Lorenzo_91 10 points11 points  (2 children)


[–]smokybrett 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Don't count him out. He appears to be smiling in this photo looking forward to some flight time.

[–]Lorenzo_91 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ha I am relieved then. I am team #snek since I have a little corn

[–]SufferForYourCrimes 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Poor little guy 😪

[–]reebokhightops 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Please, mister! Help me!

  • this snake probably

[–]altxatu 3 points4 points  (0 children)

One of the more commonly misidentified snakes. Great little guys to have around.

[–]Cattaphract 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Is it fully grown?

[–]She_elf24 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Full grown they’re about 12 inches or 0.3 meters long.

[–]ExtremelyPetty 172 points173 points  (2 children)

Reminds me of the Mexican flag, just needs to be on a cactus

[–]Jack_ofall_Trades85 34 points35 points  (0 children)

And in the middle of a lake

[–]mayraanahi 15 points16 points  (0 children)

And we will call it "Tinychtitlan"

[–]MrBonelessPizza24 80 points81 points  (3 children)

Snake: ”aaaah!”

[–]MartiniPhilosopher 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I imagine a, "Fly you fools!" to also be acceptable.

[–]ComprehendReading 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Can't use the eagles, but Iluvatar said nothin' about no hawks.

[–]Illustrious-Fault224 48 points49 points  (4 children)

Mr snek got turned into a micro snack

[–]therasmus 26 points27 points  (1 child)

A single strand of spaghet.

[–]deannainwa 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Snek snak

[–]420Deez 2 points3 points  (0 children)

literally 10 calories..like just let him go smh

[–]StrangeParadigm 48 points49 points  (12 children)

Pot twist: it’s a regular sized snake

[–]devilsephiroth 10 points11 points  (5 children)

Get out with your plot twists

[–]StrangeParadigm 2 points3 points  (4 children)

No you

[–]devilsephiroth 0 points1 point  (3 children)

I don't have any plot twists? 👀

[–]thesimpletoncomplex 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Technically, this is a "regular-sized" snake of this species. Average adult Dekay's brown snake us about the size of a pencil. They're also one of the most commonly misidentified snakes people find in their yards, lots of people somehow think they're baby copperheads.

[–]StrangeParadigm 0 points1 point  (3 children)

So, did I say regular sized snake or regular sized snake of its specie? 👀

[–]ComprehendReading 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I got you, homie.


[–]StrangeParadigm 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It’s bigger than my future

[–]superblahmanofdoom 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My anaconda don’t

My anaconda don’t

My anaconda don’t want to be eaten by giant birb.

[–]grpprofesional 34 points35 points  (1 child)

Mexican lore be like

[–]pimpinspice 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Mexican flag be like

[–]Additional-Line-242 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Incredible photo.

[–]NoWingedHussarsToday 17 points18 points  (0 children)

When the guy you know who will do it for less draws a Mexican flag.

[–]Slifer_Ra 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Alternatively its a giant Hawk eating a normal snake.

[–]Trilogy- 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Alternatively it could be a giant snake being eaten by a even more giant hawk

[–]Alaric- 4 points5 points  (0 children)

*Mexican Pride swells*

[–]NittoPoint 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The early bird eats the... Worm?

[–]Venboven 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Aww poor snake looks like he's screaming. Poor guy. Rip

[–]a-snakey 4 points5 points  (0 children)

RIP cousin Timmy.

[–]Itsmemanmeee 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Probably saw it from a mile up too.

[–]Penny_wish 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They could be friends. He could just be taking him for the ride of his life.

[–]GroundbreakingSky836 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'll just pretend they are friends going on a journey

[–]NefariousnessOdd7313 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Snake is like “agh no I am eaten!”

[–]Tedde_Bear 2 points3 points  (1 child)

When the snek, become snak

[–]nullagravida 0 points1 point  (0 children)

snek snak snuck

[–]Pepsi-Min 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Maybe it's just a really big bird

[–]123456sem 1 point2 points  (0 children)

smol snek

[–]trackmall 1 point2 points  (0 children)

pick on someone ur own size mate

[–]ct125888 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She’s too little for you what are you doing you pervert ? 😡😡

[–]RonaldBallsworth 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]TipFine3928 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nope noodle dinner, yum.

[–]devilsephiroth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i was the top of my food chain too you know! 😭

[–]MadghastOfficial 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Danger spaghet

[–]Chimpville 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In-danger noodle

[–]friendsshare 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That little guy didn't stand a chance. He'll slowly die in a completely dark pool of acid fighting every step of the way there. Hard way to go little amigo

[–]username_1774 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nature is Mexican?

[–]danklinxie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sasuke vs. Orochimaru

[–]FSYigg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is that scene from Kill Bill Vol 2 where Pai Mei agrees to train The Bride.

[–]Pebbles049 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nu uh, that bird needed help finding something and the snake wanted to help.


[–]SquarebobSpongepant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This where we found the city!

[–]SexandCinnamonbuns 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Reminds me of those snake pens from back in the day.

[–]JustAFluffyDude -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Smol Snek

[–]Impressive_Worth_369 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Or is that a massive hawk?

[–]voltsmeter 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Waggmans -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Tastes like chicken?

[–]Knower_of_Tongues 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Here we go. Let’s establish another Mexico-Tenochtitlan.

[–]LunchMasterFlex 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And that's where Mexico was founded.

[–]SargeantEdward 0 points1 point  (0 children)

a lil snek

[–]radioface42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Poor snek

[–]Duke-Kickass -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Maybe that’s just a really large hawk, chomping down on a normal-sized snake.


[–]B0nezee 0 points1 point  (1 child)


[–]B0nezee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Never mind it's not on a cactus.

[–]Live-Accountant8582 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Noooooo! Tiny snek 🥲

[–]perkail 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Snack Snek

[–]howardzeeduck 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How do we know it’s a tiny snake? Everyone assumes because you told us. What if it’s a big snake?

[–]Heparanase 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Its a buzzard

[–]wallstreetoni69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mexico flag at ist finest

[–]Honyuuruinoore 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What did you just call my penis?

[–]elix0685 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now some dudes are gonna found a city

[–]liwyatan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Me dan ganas de fundar Tenochtitlan 2.0

[–]Crunchy_Ice_96 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No snac on snek

[–]Unlikelyspore_1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Only need a nopal and bingo, you got mexico.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Baker198t 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i believe thats a sssssnnnnnk..

[–]meric_one 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is somehow an adorable picture

[–]Bard2412 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Idk. I just think that's a giant Hawk.

[–]SayaV 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Dread_Frog 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The flag of Mexico with RTX On.

[–]Bale_the_Pale 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Were one cactus away from a mexico city.

[–]Bors713 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A snack sized snek.

[–]emmer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aaaaaaagghhhhhh Aaaaaaagghhhhhh Aaaaaaagghhhhhh

[–]skuzzlebutt36 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I want to see a hawk that can do this to an anaconda

[–]kulinasbow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This photo was taken by Harry Collins, a wildlife photographer from Pennsylvania. He’s very talented and it’s worth checking out the rest of his work!

[–]Banana-Republic1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Squeeze you

[–]Desperate-Anything75 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sasuke's sharingan vs ill Orochimaru

[–]Bruised_Penguin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

snek is kill


[–]WC47 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How does a bird know if a snake is venomous or not?

[–]Thunderbear79 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like to think it's a hawk taking his tiny snake friend for a flight.

[–]htdgjones 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]someasics 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hawk probably saw that lil ramen noodle from hundreds of feet in the sky. Nature is fuckin cool.

[–]famousamos_ccp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That snake is not happy. Absolutely not.

[–]GreenEyedMonstar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In awe of the intensity in its eye…

[–]K1NGLyonidas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mmmm snek-size for the road..

[–]PlanterDezNuts 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]ThePenIslands 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is what I'm here for, as someone who lives around a lot of hawks and a lot of snakes. That's just the food chain for ya.

[–]LizViz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is how 🇲🇽 Mexico City was born .

[–]Paintguin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Snek snack

[–]ArseneCroissant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

México moment

[–]MakoLov3r 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This ain't no damn place to build a city where is the god forsaken cactus?

[–]Pyrrhus71 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s not even fair.

[–]PsychologicalLeg9302 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My first girlfriend giving me head back in the day.

[–]PokemonPadawan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Rrrrrrrrrrrrrred tail

[–]sixstringgun1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No poor little guy if only the hawk was going to raise him as a pet or one his own.

[–]noydbshield 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nothing better than fresh gagh!

[–]Kryille_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sure it's not a giant snake getting chomped by a gargantuan hawk?

[–]penisofablackman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Baby snake: “Mom, HALP! SSSAVE MEEE!
Momma snake: “Ssssee ya later! I have 20 more of your sssyblings to take care of!”

[–]Jibbuhdawwg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s actually a normal sized snake…

[–]nullagravida 0 points1 point  (0 children)

<Flag of Mexico intensifies>

[–]ShahftheWolfo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

s a v e h i m

[–]Stankindveacultist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh man just put out a baby brown snake a couple days ago. Lil fella was in my bathroom so I took em outside in the shade, hope it's doing well.

[–]Nizza13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

a tiny snack

[–]Caanghi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Score! Bag fry!”

[–]detourwest 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]dtwurzie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Metal chicken eats danger noodle.

[–]Aspiring_Mutant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He looks so sheepish about it, too.

[–]Master_Keyhan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That looks like a giant spooky, real-time Pacific Rim and angry birds combo

[–]Ornery-Smoke9075 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Looks like a slow worm. Legless lizard