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Eastern Rat Snake

Description:

Baby snake coming out of tree. Gray and black with diamond shapes on body. Approximately 10 inches in length.

Habitat:

Wooded areas

4 Species ID Suggestions

Timber Rattlesnake
Florida Pine Snake
Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus Pituophis melanoleucus
sharon411
sharon411 9 years ago
Florida Pine Snake
Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus SC Snake Pictures Page
paherp
paherp 9 years ago
Eastern Rat Snake
Pantherophis alleghaniensis http://www.uga.edu/srelherp/snakes/elaobs.htm


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6 Comments

JollyGreenJohn
JollyGreenJohn 9 years ago

Thank you!

paherp
paherp 9 years ago

Eastern Rat Snake - Pantherophis alleghaniensis (Juvenile)

JollyGreenJohn
JollyGreenJohn 9 years ago

Thanks for the comments! I did have a chance to admire the head. It was triangular in shape with out the horn. Could it be a immature corn snake, that was a suggestion from someone @ work?

animaisfotos
animaisfotos 9 years ago

Beautiful capture. Thanks for sharing.

sharon411
sharon411 9 years ago

Did you see the head very clearly? It also slightly resembles the Hognose snake but their nose is a dead giveaway.

jason.dzurisin
jason.dzurisin 9 years ago

Not 100% on the Suggested ID. Herp people?

JollyGreenJohn
Spotted by
JollyGreenJohn

South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Mar 14, 2011
Submitted on Mar 14, 2011

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