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Orange striped ribbon snake

Thamnophis proximus proximus

Description:

long slinder snake, two dots on the top of the head orange stripe running from the head to the tail tip. Only handle snakes if you are aware of the species first and know it will not harm you there are many species of venomous snakes that look similar to non-venomous snakes and a bite is costly and sometimes even fatal.

Habitat:

Bushes near a lake

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4 Comments

KevinBBabbitt
KevinBBabbitt 8 years ago

No problem ill go add that little bit of info

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Hi Kevin! Yes, it would be good to add such information to spottings as PNoah also has many younger members who are not familiar with all the needed safety precautions and we hope that the postings can also be educational. Thanks!

KevinBBabbitt
KevinBBabbitt 8 years ago

Are you saying i should add that into my description i will if it is needed? cause i certainly knew the species and know it will not harm me

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Nice spotting, although we encourage people only to handle snakes if they are aware of the species first and know it will not harm them.

KevinBBabbitt
Spotted by
KevinBBabbitt

Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on Aug 23, 2012
Submitted on Aug 23, 2012

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