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Old 07-21-2017, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now a Rehoboth Beach Bunny
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So I enlarged the picture to get a better look and I noticed what appears to be a carcass of some animal at the right end of the log? Am I wrong?
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Old 07-21-2017, 07:44 PM
 
Location: NC
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I'm not seeing it.
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Old 07-21-2017, 08:03 PM
 
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I don't see a carcass, but I DO see a skull! See near the end of the horizontal log. Oooooooh.
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Old 07-21-2017, 08:06 PM
 
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There is something snake patterned in the lower right corner area.

Also something long and darker on the other side of the light colored log from the snake we're talking about. The right of the light log near the top.

There's also something at the top of the light log before it reaches the dark piece of wood.

And that one just under the right of the darker piece of wood.

One or two might be the same very long snake.

Hmmm that tamping down the grass thing.....I think someone's got a nest.

A friend tells me when the eyes are blue they are starting to shed. Don't know about that. We've had garter snakes with those blue eyes but never saw signs of shedding.
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Old 07-22-2017, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I agree that you have an eastern or speckled king snake. They are beneficial to you in that they will hunt and eat venomous snakes. If cornered, they will shake their tail like a rattler but it's a bluff. All they want is to be left alone to eat rodents and frogs, etc.
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Old 07-22-2017, 03:45 AM
 
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Once you know they're okay they're really sweet and peaceful. We had a few that liked the sun on our house siding and would just lay there all day.
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Old 07-22-2017, 05:59 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Yep I grew up in the country looks like and eastern king snake non venomous and he is beneficial and they will sun themselves on a piece of wood but just leave them alone .
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Old 07-22-2017, 07:18 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Thanks everyone. The fellow is long gone, but if we see him again, we'll get a better picture, because we won't be 'ascared.

Whomever saw a carcass and a skull, don't think so. There is fence construction going so it was probably a scrap of wood?
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Old 07-22-2017, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now a Rehoboth Beach Bunny
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Thanks everyone. The fellow is long gone, but if we see him again, we'll get a better picture, because we won't be 'ascared.

Whomever saw a carcass and a skull, don't think so. There is fence construction going so it was probably a scrap of wood?
GA, zoom in on the far right of the gray wood directly about the snake. I have a mac and when I widen it out via a pinch I see a carcass. Almost looks like a turtle.
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Old 07-22-2017, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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There are many sites with good pictures to help you identify the snake by memory of what you saw. Venomous snakes are rare.
"GIYF"
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