Take a picture and text it to me if you are wanting to know what kind of snake your dealing with. When you spot the snake don’t take your eyes off of it until I arrive to remove it. They can disappear very easily because of their camouflage. Most snakes in Tennessee are non-venomous and harmless (rat snake), however there are some that can be deadly to adults, children, and pets. The most common venomous snakes found in East Tennessee is the copperhead and rattlesnake. Both are experts in camouflage and blend in well in mulched areas, rocky areas, and flower beds around homes. Always call a wildlife professional for snake removal as the head of a poisonous snake can still bite hours after the head is removed from the body.