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Anyone know what type of snake this is?

pete stein
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Anyone know what type of snake this is?
Hussein Baghdadi
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Lou Umile
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Looks like either a corn snake, or a rat snake. Of course, I only really know American snakes, and I've not looked at your location, so it could be something completely different. how big is it? From the background, it looks like it's about an inch thick, since I think that's some sort of slate/concrete tiles in the background.
marc weber
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My guess is a rat snake from southeastern US -- a constrictor that can get up to about 5 feet long. But I'm not very confident with that guess.

If this snake is native to the US, see this snake ID page. Most snakes are harmless to people, but most "accidents" happen when people ignorantly make that assumption. So unless you know what you're dealing with, assume it's dangerous.

(I hate snakes.)


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Hussein Baghdadi
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pete stein
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marc weber wrote:My guess is a rat snake from southeastern US -- a constrictor that can get up to about 5 feet long. But I'm not very confident with that guess.

If this snake is native to the US, see this snake ID page. Most snakes are harmless to people, but most "accidents" happen when people ignorantly make that assumption. So unless you know what you're dealing with, assume it's dangerous.

(I hate snakes.)


I think you're right -- it's likely a young rat snake. Well, we coaxed it into a box and I carried that box with a loose-fitting top (more like I ran with it like an idiot) as fast as my legs could carry me to a nearby field where I dumped the snake, box and all. It was a very exciting morning.

Thanks everyone for their input!
 
 
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