Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Readers Write In: Is This a Dead Boa or Rattlesnake?

Hi David, 

Can you please ID this snake? It had been hit on the road. Is it a boa? Or baby rattler? Or something else? The Numi tea packet is for scale in photo.

Thanks,
Eliza

Something else. This is a baby snake, but what is it? Please also describe why we can rule out boas and rattlesnakes. Loyal readers will know that this is a species that frequently raises questions, so let's do what we can to clear up some of the confusion.

While you are here...I noticed that (for some reason) notifications were not sent out about my last blog post about a reader needing help with a turtle ID. Please check it out and chime in there as well.

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