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Black Rat Snake

Pantherophis obsoletus


I need to know what kind of snake this is



1 Species ID Suggestions

AshleyT 6 years ago
Black Rat Snake
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I think it's an eel

MrsPbio 6 years ago

This is either a Black Rat Snake, or a Black Racer. Either way, it's definitely NOT DANGEROUS. They will only bite in self-defense (although I've picked up adults of both species with no problem. I don't recommend you try it though.) They will help keep rodents out of your home, so not to worry if he's seen slithering around your yard. Just leave it alone and it will be very happy to leave you alone too. :)

Savannah Martin
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Savannah Martin

Kentucky, USA

Spotted on Jun 22, 2015
Submitted on Jun 22, 2015

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