The Snake in My Back Yard

Discussion in 'Nature and the Environment' started by ecampbell, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. ecampbell

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    Anyone have an ID on this young one? Lots of wiggles.
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  2. bobpbx

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    I'm always stumped by young snakes. I do know it's not a viper. It could be a rat snake.
     
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    That one needs to see a chiropractor.
     
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    It is a Black Rat Snake
     
  5. manumuskin

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    They wiggle like that because thats how they climb trees by getting their scutes (belley scales) caught in the bark and inching their way up.
     
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    I figured it was because of the look. It is the same as the one Jes and I found.