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Western Fox Snake

Elaphe vulpina


This long snake has large, dark splotches on most of its body and dark rings on its tail. In young western fox snakes, the head has a black line from the eye to the jaw, and another across the top between the eyes. Western fox snakes do not have rattles. Size: Fox snakes can reach over 5 feet in length. It is among Minnesota's longest snakes. Color: The background color of the western fox snake is yellow to dark brown. The markings are brown or black. The western fox snake's belly is yellow with black marks. Adults have an unmarked bronze colored head.


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Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on May 7, 2018
Submitted on Sep 3, 2018

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