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Gray Rat Snake

Pantherophis spiloides


Black/gray snake with white underside and dark markings on back. Around 3 feet long. Upon being approached, it kinked its entire body--and froze itself (it honestly looked like it had been injured and killed). When I turned to walk away, I saw its head turn quickly towards me and then freeze again. It was very interesting to see this defensive/protective posture!


Sunny area in disturbed grass/mulch near hardwoods.

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jul 13, 2017
Submitted on Jul 14, 2017

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