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Eastern Ratsnake

Pantherophis alleghaniensis


Spotted this ratsnake starting to sluggishly cross the road (it's very cold today). After taking a few pics, I grabbed a stick and placed it safely in the grass out of harm's way. I thought it was interesting the way it shook the tip of it's tail defensively when I got close similar to a rattlesnake, but it never struck at me. It was also surprisingly heavy.

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Cheryl Lee
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Cheryl Lee

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Oct 24, 2013
Submitted on Oct 24, 2013

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