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Nice find! This snake is a juvenile Eastern Yellow-bellied Racer (Coluber constrictor flaviventris) and not a bullsnake. When juveniles, racers are boldly patterned like this one but will lose their pattern entirely in 2-3 years.
Great find! Do you mind if I use this spotting to promote the Center for Snake Conservation's mission and upcoming Snake Count?
Our mission is the Snakes of the United States: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1202...
This snake is actually a Banded Watersnake - Nerodia fasciata. They can be melanistic which can make it a confusing ID. The headshape and dark eyestripe - barely visible give it away though.