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Old 04-10-2009, 01:06 AM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Thatd be one of 3: Anaconda, King Cobra and/or Veloceraptor

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Old 04-10-2009, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I didn't notice the scales, I was looking more at the head and the coloration. That snake sure does look like alot of others lol
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Old 04-10-2009, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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The water snakes are patterned, the one in the pic is not. I still think it is a type of racer. to the OP, have you sent a pic of this to the Herp society in your area?
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:29 AM
 
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That is definitely a black racer. They are very common and quite beneficial. I'm surprised you got that good of a picture because racers almost always take off when they detect human presence. They are totally harmless.
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Old 04-10-2009, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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Thanks for all the ideas and Missy I was thinking of doing just that! Kemba, the snake stayed still for probably about an hour. When we noticed it, we were all checking it out, me, my daughter's teacher, my 3 boys and her boy,lol...it was probably to afraid to move. I kept telling my kids to go get the camera so I could identify it later but they wouldn't. After the teacher left, I went in the house to get the camera and the snake was in the same position, honestly, I don't think it moved at all, even when my boys started tossing rocks and sticks at it, which I made them stop. It's not dead because it isn't in out right now, I just checked! He might of just been cold, although it was a nice day yesterday.

At1withNature, lol...well I do have some pictures of an Eastern Hog Nose that I saw while walking on the railroad tracks at the end of summer. I took several pictures,lol, and came home, googled it and it's behavior (played dead and looked flattened) and markings made it an easy snake to id. This one though I am having trouble with since so many snakes, have so many different looks, for example, a black snake can be solid black, but then it can also be brown, or patterned,ugh, makes it difficult to id!
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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Not sure where you're at. So! I think I got ya covered.


Snakes of South Carolina and Georgia, SC and GA

Virginia Herpetological Society - Snakes of Virginia (http://fwie.fw.vt.edu/VHS/reptiles/snakes/snakes_of_virginia.htm - broken link)
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:54 PM
 
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My guess is an Indigo snake.
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Old 04-10-2009, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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The snake is back this afternoon, same spot. He must hate us because we scared a frog away as we approached lol...in this view, I can see a pattern along his side which I didn't see yesterday.
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Old 04-10-2009, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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He may be getting ready to shed, he is so dull looking. I still say black rat snake :DNR - Black Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta)
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Old 04-10-2009, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Here's the difference between Cottonmouths and watersnakes: Florida Venomous Snakes 2 (http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/natsci/herpetology/fl-guide/compare1b.htm#TOP - broken link)
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