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    Kind of snake

    what kind of snake this is ??Click image for larger version. 

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    It's not a good picture. On first observation, it looks like a dead snake.
    Based on color, sheen and shape of the head, I'd say it's a Black Racer (Coluber constrictor).

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    sounds deadly glad i killed it could not find my big girl shorts so iscream and killed it actually there was nothe r one later ob the morning
    Quote Originally Posted by mikechell View Post
    It's not a good picture. On first observation, it looks like a dead snake.
    Based on color, sheen and shape of the head, I'd say it's a Black Racer (Coluber constrictor).
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    We had a long black, striped snake that hung around the water spicket by the entry to the crawl space. I think it was a big garter snake but my buddy called it a racer. Bright, thin colored stripes down the length of its body. Fastest snake I've ever seen in my life.
    Snake in the photo looks like it's shedding. Or was.
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    Bright stripes ... your description does sound like a Garter Snake. Racers are usually solid color, black or gray/blue.

    And Racers are harmless, non-poisonous and beneficial snakes.

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    Looks like a blotched water snake to me.

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    Could be ... I can't see enough detail to make a good identification.

    The only thing that pointed me towards a racer is the shine. Racers are glossy, almost all water snakes are matte, rougher look to the scales.

    Looking at the picture again, I could be wrong on the gloss.

    Either way, it's a shame it's dead. ALL snakes are vermin/bad insect eaters. I understand getting poisonous snakes out of populated areas, even killing them when necessary. But killing non-poisonous snakes is ... ignorant. Don't get upset, "ignorant" is not an insult like "". It just means you're uninformed. It's as bad as someone who doesn't like birds killing a few Bald Eagles because they're birds.

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    i typed the word in a post and it automatically put the smiley face with the sign in place. Didn't know until i hit the post button. If i offended anyone, it was not my intention.
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    it did it again.
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    Yeah, Mike. I don't like the "auto" emoji function, either. But people usually get the idea.

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